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ACTION Nomination of John R. Lewis To Be an Associate Director.

July 13, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate John R. Lewis, of Atlanta, Ga., to be an Associate Director (Domestic Operations) of the ACTION Agency.

Lewis was born February 21, 1940, in Troy, Ala. He holds degrees from the American Baptist Theological Seminary and from Fisk University.

From 1963 to 1966, Lewis was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He served as associate director of the Field Foundation in 1966-67, and community organization project director for the Southern Regional Council from 1967 to 1970. Since 1970 he has been executive director of the Voter Education Project.

Jimmy Carter, ACTION Nomination of John R. Lewis To Be an Associate Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243068