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William H. Foege
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In office
1977–1983
President Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by David Sencer
Succeeded by James Mason
Personal details
Born March 12, 1936 (1936-03-12) (age 84)
Decorah, Iowa
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Paula Foege
Residence United States
Education Pacific Lutheran University (BA)
University of Washington (MD)
Harvard School of Public Health (MPH)

William Herbert Foege M.D., M.P.H. (/ˈfɡi/; born March 12, 1936) is an American epidemiologist. He is seen as the person responsible for "the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s".

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