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academic administrator , ambassador , Transportation executive

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.


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


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

Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1964.


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. Coalition Provisional Authority Senior Advisor to Ministry of Transportation, Iraq, 2003-2004.



God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.


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

Member Bohemian Club.


Children: Darrell Michael, Derek Montgomery, Mercy Ruth.

Clarence Melvin

Edna Ruth Trent

Darrell Michael Trent

Derek Montgomery Trent

Mercy Ruth Trent