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Commodity Credit Corporation Nomination of Ray V. Fitzgerald To Be a Member of the Board of Directors.

July 11, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Ray V. Fitzgerald, of Plankinton, S. Dak, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation. He would replace Kenneth E. Frick. Fitzgerald was named Administrator-designate of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) by Secretary Bergland on May 4, 1977.

Fitzgerald was born May 19, 1923, in Plankinton, S. Dak., and received a degree in business from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He was secretary of agriculture for South Dakota in 1959 and 1960. He was Assistant Deputy Administrator of ASCS in 1961 and 1962 and Deputy Administrator for State and County Operations from 1962 to 1969.

From 1969 to 1971, Fitzgerald was a consultant to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. He was chief of the Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI) technical team advising cooperatives, farmer associations, and the Agriculture Directorate in Vietnam from 1971 to 1974. He was president of ACDI from 1975 until he assumed his present position.

Jimmy Carter, Commodity Credit Corporation Nomination of Ray V. Fitzgerald To Be a Member of the Board of Directors. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244344