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Agency for International Development Nomination of Donald G. MacDonald To Be an Assistant Administrator.

June 09, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Donald G. MacDonald, of Punta Gorda, Fla., to be Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID) (Bureau for Program and Management Services). MacDonald is presently a consultant to AID.

He was born November 18, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. He received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1943 and an M.A. from Princeton University in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.

From 1947 to 1950, MacDonald was a graduate student and instructor in politics at Princeton University. From 1950 to 1952, he was assistant recording secretary of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

MacDonald joined the Foreign Service in 1952 and worked for AID and its predecessor agencies until 1970, beginning as a management analyst for the Mutual Security Agency, heading U.S. missions in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Vietnam, and spending the last four of those years as director of USAID/Vietnam.

From 1970 to 1974, MacDonald was Assistant Administrator of AID for the Bureau for Asia. In 1975 he was a consultant to the State Department, serving as the senior civil coordinator of the Indochina Refugee Resettlement Center at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Since 1976 he has been a consultant to AID.

MacDonald received a special citation from the people of Arkansas in 1975 and a Presidential Commendation in 1976 for his work with the Indochina Refugee Resettlement Center.

Jimmy Carter, Agency for International Development Nomination of Donald G. MacDonald To Be an Assistant Administrator. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243594