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Agency for International Development Nomination of Goler T. Butcher and Alexander Shakow To Be Assistant Administrators.

June 07, 1977

The President today announced two persons whom he will nominate to be Assistant Administrators of the Agency for International Development (AID). They are Goler T. Butcher, to be Assistant Administrator for Africa, and Alexander Shakow, to be Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination.

Butcher, of Washington, D.C., was born July 13, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa. She received an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1946, an LL.B. from Howard University in 1957, and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958.

In 1958 and 1959, Butcher was a law clerk for Judge William Hastie of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was an attorney for the Legal Aid Society from 1960 to 1962 and, in 1962 and 1963, worked for the Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service as a legal analyst and fair employment practices counselor.

She was an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department from 1963 to 1971. From 1971 to 1974, she was consultant and counsel to the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In 1973 and 1974, she was also an adjunct assistant professor of law at Howard University Law School. Since 1974 she has practiced law with White, Fine & Verville in Washington, D.C. She is also a lecturer and writer on U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, human rights concerns, international North/South issues, and international law.

Butcher is a member of the Democratic Foreign Affairs Task Force and cochairman of the Democratic Study Group on Africa, a member of the board of trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and a member of the Africa Legal Assistance Subcommittee, a member of the executive board of the American Committee on Africa, and a member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

Shakow, of Washington, D.C., was born April 12, 1937, in Boston, Mass. He received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1958 and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1962.

From 1963 to 1965, Shakow was with the Peace Corps in Indonesia, serving as Associate, then Deputy, then Acting Director, then Director for Indonesia. In 1965 and 1966, he was special assistant for new education programs at the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.

In 1966 he was Assistant Director for Asia and North Africa in the Office of Training at the Peace Corps. He served as Deputy Director of that office in 1966 and 1967, and as Acting Director in 1967 and 1968. From 1968 to 1972, he was Director of the Office of Indonesian Affairs at AID, and from 1972 to 1974, he was Director of the Office of Development Planning in AID's Bureau for Asia. Since 1974 he has been Deputy Assistant Administrator of AID's Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination.

Jimmy Carter, Agency for International Development Nomination of Goler T. Butcher and Alexander Shakow To Be Assistant Administrators. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243521