Melvin R. Laird
Awards and Accolades
Fifteenth Albert Lasker Public Service Award for Medical Research
Presented to Congressman Laird May 13, 1964 by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
"...For his leadership in guiding his party to progressive declarations in the fields of health and welfare; cooperative service on the House Appropriations Sub-committee for Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare; for serving as a key factor in the successful Congressional drive for increased appropriations for medical research and training; for sponsorship resulting in the construction of 14 cancer research facilities, and for his recognition of the new needs and challenges to legislative leadership in the field of health today."