The President today announced that he will nominate Joseph C. Wheeler, of McLean, Va., to 'be Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Near East). Wheeler is Mission Director in Islamabad, Pakistan, for AID.
He was born November 21, 1926, in Concord, Mass. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 19413 and an M.P.A. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Harvard University in 1951.
From 1951 to 1954, he was an administrative assistant in the Technical Cooperation Administration at the State Department. From 1954 to 1956, he was an international trade and development economist in the Office of European Affairs at the International Cooperation Administration (ICA), a predecessor agency of AID.
Wheeler was an international relations officer on the India desk in the Office of Near East and South Asia at ICA from 1956 to 1959 and an international cooperation officer on the Greece and Turkey desks in that office from 1959 to 1961.
Wheeler was Assistant Associate Director/International Relations Officer for the Peace Corps in Washington from 1961 to 1963. From 1963 to 1965, he was Director of the Office of Greece, Turkey, Iran, Cyprus, and CENTO Affairs at AID.
From 1965 to 1967, Wheeler was Director of USAID/Jordan, and from 1967 to 1969, he was Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of the Assistant Administrator, Near East and South Asia, at AID. Since 1969 he has been Director of USAID/Pakistan.