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Presidential Commission on World Hunger Appointment of 14 Members

September 12, 1978

The President today announced the appointment of 14 persons as members of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. They are:

NORMAN E. BORLAUG, of Minnesota, director of the Wheat, Barley and Triticale Research and Production Programs at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement in Mexico;

DAVID W. BROOKS, of Atlanta, chairman of the policy committee of Gold Kist, Inc.;

HARRY CHAPIN, the recording artist, who is the founder of World Hunger Year, a nonprofit private group;

JOHN DENVER, the recording artist, who has also produced a film, "I Want to Live," directed toward the problem of world hunger;

WALTER P. FALCON, director of the Food Research Institute and professor of economics at Stanford University;

SOL LINOWITZ, Washington attorney and conegotiator of the Panama Canal treaties (also designated Chair of the Commission);

JEAN MAYER, president of Tufts University and an expert on nutrition (Vice Chair);

BESS MYERSON, newspaper columnist and former commissioner of consumer affairs for New York City;

STEVEN MULLER, president of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital (Vice Chair);

HOWARD A. SCHNEIDER, director of the Institute of Nutrition and professor of biochemistry and nutrition at the University of North Carolina;

ADELE SMITH SIMMONS, president of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.;

RAYMOND G. SINGLETARY, JR., of Blakely, Ga., president of the Blakely Peanut Go. and past president of the Georgia Association of Soil Conservation Districts and the Southeastern Peanut Association;

EUGENE L. STOCKWELL, of Ridgewood, N.J., associate general secretary for overseas ministries of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.;

CLIFTON R. WHARTON, JR., chancellor of the State University of New York and a specialist in economic development.

Jimmy Carter, Presidential Commission on World Hunger Appointment of 14 Members Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243025

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