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Overseas Private Investment Corporation Nomination of J. Bruce Llewellyn To Be President.

October 03, 1978

The President today announced that tie will nominate J. Bruce Llewellyn, of The Bronx, N.Y., to be President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He would replace Marshall T. Mays, resigned.

Llewellyn was born July 16, 1927, in New York City. He received a B.S. from City College of New York and LL.B. and J.D. degrees from New York Law School.

Llewellyn was assistant director of housing for the New York City Housing and Redevelopment Board from 1962 to 1965. In 1965 he was executive director of the Upper Manhattan Small Business Development Corp., and from 1965 to 1966, he was Regional Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration in New York.

In 1966 and 1967, Llewellyn was executive director of the New York Small Business Development Center, and from 1967 to 1969, he was deputy commissioner of the New York Housing and Development Administration's Department of Rent and Housing Maintenance. Since 1969 he has been president of Fedco Foods Corp., a supermarket chain with 18 stores in Manhattan and The Bronx.

Llewellyn is treasurer of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Program and a member of the board of the Freedom National Bank and the Urban National Corp. He is a past chairman of the board of Coalition Venture Capital Corp., and president of One Hundred Black Men, Inc.

Rutherford Poats, who has been serving as Acting President of OPIC, will join the National Security Council staff, where he will deal with a wide range of international economic issues, including economic relations among industrial countries and aid to developing countries.

Jimmy Carter, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Nomination of J. Bruce Llewellyn To Be President. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243708

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