William J. Driver (administrator)

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William J. Driver
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11th Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
In office
January 3, 1980 – January 19, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byStanford G. Ross
Succeeded byJohn A. Svahn
7th Administrator of Veterans Affairs
In office
January 1, 1965 – May 31, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Preceded byJohn S. Gleason Jr.
Succeeded byDonald E. Johnson
Personal details
Born(1918-05-09)May 9, 1918
Rochester, New York
DiedJune 25, 1985(1985-06-25) (aged 67)
Arlington County, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic

William J. Driver (May 9, 1918 – June 25, 1985) was an American administrator who served as the Administrator of Veterans Affairs from 1965 to 1969 and as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 1980 to 1981.

He died of kidney failure on June 25, 1985, in Arlington County, Virginia at age 67.[1][2]


  1. ^ "William J. Driver Dies; Headed V.A. in 1960's". Nytimes.com. 1985-06-28. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  2. ^ Pearson, Richard (1985-06-27). "William J. Driver Dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-05-05.

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