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Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Joseph Anthony Califano, Jr. (born May 15, 1931) is as of 2009 the Chairman of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. He has held many posts in the United States Government including United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1977 until 1979. He is now one of only two living former secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare (the other is his predecessor, Forest David Mathews).

Califano graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1952 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1955.

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