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John Donald Kingsley

John Donald Kingsley, American organization executive. Member of the United States delegation to U. N. Economics and Social Council, 1948.; Member National Conference Christians and Jews (director), National Health and Welfare Retirement Association, Tolstoy Foundation director), British Institute Public Administrn., American Political Science Association Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Kingsley, John Donald was born on March 25, 1908 in Cambridge, New York, United States. Son of John Henry and Carolyn (Donaldson) Kingsley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University, 1929, Master of Arts, Maxwell Graduate School of Public Affairs, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy. 1933; graduate work London School of Economics, U. London, 1936-1938. Doctor of Laws, University Louisville, 1950.

    Career

    • 1 daughter Jennifer Anne. Married second, Ruth Caplan, June 1946. Children—Peter, Christine.

      Began career as instructor of government Antioch College, 1933-1935, post doctoral European fellow Social Science Research Council, 1936-1938. Professor government Antioch College, 1938-1942. Director Middle East and Africa.

      The Ford Foundation, 1963-1972, special representative for Middle East Affairs, 1968-1972. Assistant regional director War Manpower Commission, 1942-1944, deputy executive director, 1944-1945. Deputy director Office of War Mobilization, 1945-1946.

      Program coordinator The White House Office, 1946-1947. Executive secretary President’s Science Research Board, 1946-1947. White House liaison President’s Commision on Higher Education, 1946-1947.

      Principal chief of sections International Labor Office, Geneva, Switzerland, 1947-1948. Chief of mission to Greece, 1947. Assistant Federal Security Administrator, 1948-1949, director general International Refugee Organisation, 1949-1951.

      United Nations agent general Korean reconstruction, 1951-1953. Administrator, trustee Paris Refugee Reparations Fund 1949-1957. Executive director Community Council of Greater New York, 1953-1959.

    Works

    • Author: (with W.E. Mosher) Public Personnel Administration, 1936, 2d edition., 1940. Representative Bureaucracy, 1942.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of the United States delegation to U. N. Economics and Social Council, 1948. Member National Conference Christians and Jews (director), National Health and Welfare Retirement Association, Tolstoy Foundation director), British Institute Public Administrn., American Political Science Association Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Alice W. Boyd, June 1930 (divorced).; married second, Ruth Caplan, June 1946. Children: Peter, Christine.
    • father: John Henry Kingsley
    • mother: Carolyn (Donaldson) Kingsley
    • spouses: Alice W. Boyd
    • Ruth Caplan
    • children: Peter Kingsley
    • Christine Kingsley
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    Died June 1, 1972
    (aged 64)
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