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Nomination of Dwight A. Ink To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

June 04, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dwight A. Ink to be an Assistant Administrator (Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean) of the Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Victor M. Rivera.

He has been Acting Director of the General Services Administration since March 1985. Previously he was a consultant to McManus Associates and the Agency for International Development for mission management and staff utilization. He chaired the U.S. delegation to Mexico for the U.S.-Mexico Exchange on Administrative Reform in May 1985. He was Vice President for Administration of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation in 1981-1984.

He was Director of the Community Services Administration from May to September 1981 and prior to that was Vice President for Management, National Consumer Cooperative Bank. In 1976-1980 he was director, Office of Sponsored Research and Continuing Education, the American University. He was Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration in 1973-1976; first Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, in 1966-1969; Assistant General Manager, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, in 1959-1966.

He served as assistant to the Chairman of the AEC in 1958-1959; management assistant in 1955-1958; chief, Reports and Statistics Branch, Savannah River Operations Office, in 1952-1955; and program analyst, Office of Community Affairs, Oak Ridge Operations Office, in 1951-1952.

He graduated from Iowa State University (B.S.) and the University of Minnesota (M.A.). In 1942-1946 he served in the United States Air Force. He is married, has five children, and resides in Rockville, MD. He was born September 9, 1922, in Des Moines, IA.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Dwight A. Ink To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260131