The biographies for all of the former Commissioners in this section are the official ones they used during their Commission terms.
William Alsion Anders was appointed as the first Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and served from January 19, 1975 to April 20, 1976.
Since 1973 Mr. Anders had been a member of the Atomic Energy Commission after serving from 1969 to 1973 as Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and space Council. In 1964 he joined NASA and assumed engineering responsibilities in conjunction with the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft projects.
Mr. Anders received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his M.S. degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1962. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960.