The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard A. Derham to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination), U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed John R. Bolton.
Since August 1983 Mr. Derham has been serving as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development. He was a member of the law firm of Davis, Wright, Todd, Riese & Jones in 1965-1983 and served as managing partner in 1977-1982. He was director of Transducers, Inc., in 1977-1983 and served as legal counsel to the House of Representatives in Olympia, WA, in 1969 and 1971.
He graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1962) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1965). He was born May 29, 1940, in Seattle, WA.