Agency for International Development Nomination of Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., To Be Administrator.
The President today announced that he will nominate Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Agency for International Development. He will replace John J. Gilligan who has resigned.
Bennet was born June 23, 1938, in Orange, N.J. He received a B.A. (1959) from Wesleyan University, an M.A. (1960) from the University of California, and a Ph.D. (1968) from Harvard University.
From 1963 to 1964, he was assistant to the Economic Advisor of AID. Bennet was special assistant to the Ambassador to India from 1964 to 1966. From 1967 to 1969, he was an assistant to Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was administrative assistant to Senator Thomas Eagleton 1969 to 1973 and also held the same position on Senator Abraham Ribicoff's staff from 1973 to 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he was staff director for the Senate Budget Committee. Since 1977 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations.
Jimmy Carter, Agency for International Development Nomination of Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., To Be Administrator. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249565