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Chairman and CEO Theodore Cooper, MD/PhD, died April 22 of complications from cancer. He was 64. Before joining Upjohn as a board member in 1978, Cooper served as HHS assistant secretary for health, associate director of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute and dean of Cornell University Medical School. Cooper was named exec VP at Upjohn in 1980, vice chairman in 1984 and chairman and CEO in 1987. A search committee for his successor will be headed by Upjohn board member, and former Kellogg chairman, William LaMothe. Upjohn President Ley Smith will continue as acting chairman and CEO ("The Tan Sheet" April 19, p. 14)

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