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David Kessler
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Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board
Assumed office
January 20,2020
Serving with Vivek Murthy
Marcella Nunez-Smith
President Joe Biden
Preceded by Mike Pence
17th Commissioner of Food and Drugs
In office
November 8, 1990 – February 28, 1997
President George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded by Frank Young
Succeeded by Jane E. Henney
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Born
David Aaron Kessler

May 13, 1951 (1951-05-13) (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Amherst College (BA)
University of Chicago (JD)
Harvard University (MD)

David Aaron Kessler (born May 13, 1951) is an American pediatrician, lawyer, author, and administrator (both academic and governmental). He was the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990 to February 28, 1997.

On November 9, 2020, Kessler was announced as one of the three co-chairs of Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board, alongside former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith in his administration.

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