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Darrell M. Trent

Darrell M. Trent, American ambassador, academic administrator, transportation executive. Board regents Pepperdine University, 1985-1992; board directors Foundation Teach Economics, 1988-1990; deputy chairman Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, 1985-1988. Member Bohemian Club.

Background

  • Trent, Darrell M. was born on August 2, 1938 in Neosho, Missouri, United States. Son of Clarence Melvin and Edna Ruth Trent.

  • Education

    • AB, Stanford University, 1961. Postgrad., International Law School, The Hague, Netherlands, 1961. Postgrad., Wharton Graduate School Business, University Pennsylvania, 1962.

      Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1964.

    Career

    • Owner, manager Trent Enterprises, Kansas and Missouri, 1963-1966. President, Chief Executive Officer North America Carmen, Ltd., Delaware, 1965-1968, Associate Stores, Inc., Oklahoma, 1967-1969, Plz. Supermarkets, Inc., Kansas, 1966-1969, Food Service, Inc., 1966-1969, Supermarkets, Inc., 1966-1969, Acton Development Company, Inc., 1966-1981.

      Research writer Nixon for President, 1968. Staff director for personnel Presidential Transition, 1968-1969. Commissioner Property Management and Disposal Service, General Services Administration, 1969.

      Deputy assistant to President United States, 1969-1970. Executive director Property Review Board, Executive Office of President, 1969-1973. Deputy director Office Emergency Preparedness, 1970-1972, acting director, 1973.

      Member Cost of Living Council, 1973, Oil Policy Committee, 1973. Chairman Joint Board Fuel Supply and Fuel Transportation, 1973. Member National Security Council, 1973.

      Chairman President's Advisory Council Civil Defense, 1973. United States member North Atlantic Treaty Organization Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee, 1973. Senior research fellow Hoover Institute, Stanford University, 1974-1981, 89-94, senior advisor, since 1998, associate director, 1974-1981, board overseers, 1985-1989.

      Deputy campaign manager Citizens for Reagan, 1976. Deputy campaign manager, consultant Reagan for President Committee, 1979-1980, senior policy advisor, 1980. Director Office Policy Coordination, Presidential Transition, 1980-1981.

      United States alternate representative Nato Committee Challenges of Modern Society, 1982-1983. Deputy secretary United States Department Transportation, 1981-1982, acting secretary, 1982-1983. Chairman United States delegate European Civil Aviation Committee, United States Ambassador, 1983-1988.

      Chairman Action Development Corporation, Inc., since 1988. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Rollins Environmental Services, Inc., 1983-1988, Training and Enterprise Council Systems, Inc., 1990-1991, Clean Earth Technology, Inc., 1992-1993. Ambassador, senior advisory Ministry of Transportation, Iraq, 2003—2004.

      Senior advisory Secretary Defense, 2001—2004, Transition on transactions and Budget, 2000. Chairman Trans Advisory Committee, Bush Cheney, 2000. Chairman Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh, 1983-1991.

      Consultant Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1974-1981, Housing and Urban Development, 1974, Department Commerce, 1974-1976. Board advisors Chronicle Information Services, Inc., 1984-1987. Board member Continental Materials Corporation, since 1998.

      United States department defense advisor to secretary SEN Staffing, 2001. Certified Public Accountant senior advisor, rank of ambassador Ministry of transactions, Iraq, 2003-2004.

    Works

    • Author: The United States and Transnational Terrorism, 1980, Transportation: Policy, Goals, Accomplishments, 1984. Co-author: Terrorism: Threat, Reality, Response, 1979. Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.

    Membership

    Board regents Pepperdine University, 1985-1992. Board directors Foundation Teach Economics, 1988-1990. Deputy chairman Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, 1985-1988.

    Member Bohemian Club.

    Connections

    • Children: Darrell Michael, Derek Montgomery, Mercy Ruth.
    • father: Clarence Melvin
    • mother: Edna Ruth Trent
    • children: Darrell Michael Trent
    • Derek Montgomery Trent
    • Mercy Ruth Trent
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    Born August 2, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1961
      Stanford University
    • 1961
      International Law School
    • 1962
      Wharton Graduate School Business
    • 1964
      Columbia University
    • 1965 - 1968
      president, North America Carmen
    • 1965 - 1968
      Chief Executive Officer, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1969
      president, North America Carmen
      Kansas, United States
    • 1966 - 1969
      Chief Executive Officer, North America Carmen
      Kansas, United States
    • 1966 - 1969
      president, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1969
      president, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1981
      president, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1969
      Chief Executive Officer, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1969
      Chief Executive Officer, North America Carmen
    • 1966 - 1981
      Chief Executive Officer, North America Carmen
    • 1968
      research writer, Nixon for President
    • 1968 - 1969
      staff director, for personnel Presidential Transition
    • 1969
      commissioner Property Management, and Disposal Service
    • 1969 - 1970
      deputy assistant, to President United States
    • 1969 - 1973
      executive, Office of President
    • 1969 - 1973
      Executive, Office of President
    • 1973
      member, Cost of Living Council
    • 1973
      member, Cost of Living Council
    • 1973
      chairman, Joint Board Fuel Supply and Fuel Transportation
    • 1973
      member, National Security Council
    • 1973
      chairman, President's Advisory Council Civil Defense
    • 1973
      United States member, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee
    • 1974 - 1981
      senior, research fellow Hoover Institute
    • 1976
      deputy campaign manager, Citizens for Reagan
    • 1980 - 1981
      director, ial Transition
    • 1980 - 1981
      President, ial Transition
    • 1982 - 1983
      United States alternate representative Nato Committee Challenges of Modern Society
    • 1983 - 1988
      chairman, United States delaware European Civil Aviation Committee
    • 1983 - 1988
      United States Ambassador, United States delaware European Civil Aviation Committee
    • 1983 - 1988
      chairman, Rollins Environmental Services
    • 1983 - 1988
      Chief Executive Officer, Rollins Environmental Services
    • 1985 - 1989
      senior, research fellow Hoover Institute
    • 1988
      chairman, Action Development Corporation
    • 1990 - 1991
      chairman, Rollins Environmental Services
    • 1990 - 1991
      Chief Executive Officer, Rollins Environmental Services
    • 2001 - 2004
      senior, advisory Secretary Defense
    • 2003 - 2004
      ambassador, advisory Ministry of Transportation
      Iraq
    • 2003 - 2004
      senior, advisory Ministry of Transportation
      Iraq
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