John H. (Jack) Gibbons
P.O. Box 497
The Plains, VA 20198
Ph: (540) 253-5409
H. Gibbons has served with distinction as an experimental physicist;
expert in energy supply and conservation; and environmental technology
development. In 1973 at the start of the nation's first major energy
crisis he was appointed first director of the Federal Office of
Energy Conservation. He returned to Washington in 1979 to direct
the U.S. Congressional Office
of Technology Assessment,
and from 1993-1998 he served in the Clinton-Gore Administration
as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and director
of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
While at the White
House, Gibbons was particularly active in, for example, defending research
budgets; cessation of nuclear testing; supporting bilateral and multilateral
cooperation in basic science and nuclear arms control; space; climate
change; environment; and health. He was a key player in establishing Presidential
initiatives, including the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
(PNGV) and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
leaving the White House, Dr. Gibbons has continued an active role in numerous
public and private service activities.