William Gorham

William Gorham

Gorham was a researcher at the RAND Corporation from 1953 to 1962. He then served as Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1962 to 1965, and then Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968. He was among a group of economists hand-selected by President Lyndon B. Johnson to launch a new, independent research organization to evaluate the Great Society social programs, a mandate that led to the formation of the nonproft, nonpartisan Urban Institute. Gorham served as Urban Institute president from its founding in 1968 until his retirement in 2000. Wikipedia*

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William Gorham has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Forum. The year with the most videos was 1994 with two videos. Most appearances with Demetra Nightingale (2).

Appearances by Title:c. November 2, 1989 - Present President, Urban Institute, The Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • 2000 Census

    2000 Census

    Panelists discussed a report issued by the Urban Institute on the 2000 Census. They also discussed the preparations for the…

  • Welfare Reform

    Welfare Reform

    Participants discussed the opportunity for the low-wage, low-skill labor market to provide an avenue out of welfare…

  • Fiscal Year 1995 Federal Budget

    Fiscal Year 1995 Federal Budget

    Participants discussed the president’s '95 federal budget proposal under congressional consideration. They stated that the budget has…

  • The View from Washington Think Tanks

    The View from Washington Think Tanks

    The conference is entitled “Applied Social Science Research - The View from Washington Think Tanks.”

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