LAWRENCE J. KIMBLE
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2003-04
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, December 10, 2003 to May 31, 2004. Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs February 2003 to 2007.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2003-04; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2003-04. Member, Senator Mikulski's Veterans Advisory Board, 2003-. Former member, Harford County Veterans Commission.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1956. Harrisburg Community College, A.A. (liberal arts), 1987; Cambridge State University, B.A. (management), 2002. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1973-79 (3rd marine division, southeast Asia, 1975-76). Administrative officer, Nursing Service, Veterans Medical Center, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1987-91. Assistant Chief of Prosthetics, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, 1991-93. Chief, Prosthetic Treatment Center, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1993-98. Director of Materials Management, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Towson, Maryland, 1998. General manager, private pathology laboratory, 1999-2002. Former chair, Legislative Matters Committee, Maryland State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America. Former vice-president, Martial Arts for the Handicapable. Life member, Disabled American Veterans. Member, American Legion; Vietnam Veterans of America. Commendation, Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. President's Award, Maryland State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America, 1998. Married; two children.
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