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Department of Energy Nomination of John K. Mansfield To Be Inspector General.

April 19, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate John K. Mansfield, of Farmington, Conn., to be Inspector General of the Department of Energy.

Mansfield was born October 8, 1921, in Chicago. He received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

In 1949 he served as an instructor in the department of international relations at Yale University. From 1950 to 1956, he was on the staff of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy. From 1956 to 1959, he was assistant to the director of the Nuclear Division of Combustion Engineering in Windsor, Conn.

Mansfield served as staff director of the Subcommittee on National Policy Machinery of the Senate Committee on Government Operations from 1959 to 1962. In 1962 he became the first Inspector General of Foreign Assistance of the State Department, with the rank of Assistant Secretary of State.

In 1969 Mansfield joined the staff of the Bureau of International Scientific and Technological Affairs at the State Department, where he worked on a wide variety of foreign policy problems involving developments in science and technology.

Since 1974 he has been Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. He has worked on a broad spectrum of policy issues concerning such matters as environmental problems, the science and technology attaches program, and technology transfer questions.

Mansfield has been a consultant to the Congress on various high technology problems and an adviser on scientific and technical manpower to the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentarians Conference.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Energy Nomination of John K. Mansfield To Be Inspector General. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245271

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