The President today announced that he will nominate Joseph C. Wheeler, of Arlington, Va., to be Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID). He would replace Robert Nooter, resigned.
Wheeler has been Assistant Administrator of AID's Bureau for the Near East since 1977.
He was born November 21, 1926, in Concord, Mass. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1950 and an M.P.A. (1950) and M.A. (1951) from Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration.
From 1961 to 1963, Wheeler was on the Peace Corps staff in Washington and New Delhi, India. From 1963 to 1965, he was Director of AID's Office of Greece, Turkey, Iran, Cyprus, and Central Treaty Organization Affairs. From 1965 to 1967, he was Director of the AID mission to Jordan.
From 1967 to 1969, Wheeler was Deputy Assistant Administrator of the AID Bureau for the Near East and South Asia. From 1969 to 1977, he was Director of the AID mission to Pakistan.