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Douglas BENNET, American public administrator. Council of Foreign Relations, North South Round Table, Society for Institute Development, Carnegie Endowment Study on Organizing Institute Financial Cooperation in 1980s.

Background

Bennet, Douglas Joseph was born on June 23, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Douglas Joseph and Phoebe (Benedict) Bennet.

Education

Bachelor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1959. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1968.

Career

Assistant to economic advisory United States Agency for International Development, New Delhi, 1963—1964. Special assistant ambassador to India United States Department State, 1964—1966. Assistant to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey The White House, 1967—1969.

Administrative assistant to Senator Thomas Eagleton United States Senate, 1969—1973, administrative assistant to Senator Abraham Ribicoff, 1973—1973, staff director committee budget, 1974—1977. Assistant secretary congressional relations United States Department State, 1977—1979. Administrator United States Agency for International Development, Washington, 1979—1981.

President Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies, 1981—1983. President, Chief Executive Officer National Public Radio, Washington, 1983—1993. Assistant secretary for international organizational affairs United States Department State, 1993—1995.

President emeritus Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1995—2007. Trustee emeritus Wellesley College, retired.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Articles in newspapers and journals.

Membership

Council of Foreign Relations, North South Round Table, Society for Institute Development, Carnegie Endowment Study on Organizing Institute Financial Cooperation in 1980s.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, skiing.

Connections

Married Susanne Klejman, June 27, 1959 (divorced 1995). Children: Michael, James, Holly. Married Midge Bowen Ramsey, July 27, 1996.

father:
Douglas Joseph Bennet

mother:
Phoebe (Benedict) Bennet

spouse:
Susanne Klejman

spouse:
Midge Bowen Ramsey

child:
Michael Bennet

child:
James Bennet

child:
Holly Bennet