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Philander Priestley Claxton

government official

Philander Priestley Claxton, American government official. award, First Rogers award Department State, 1974, President Harry S. Truman awards for Contbns. Member Phi Kappa Phi.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Claxton, Philander Priestley was born on December 11, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Philander and Mary Hannah (Johnson) Claxton.


Bar: Tennessee 1938, District of Columbia 1978. Special attorney anti-trust division Department Justice, 1938-1939. Member enforcement unit Fair Labor Standards Act, 1939.

Senior attorney counsel power department Tennessee Valley Authority, 1939-1943. Chief standards of living division, assistant director Occupied Areas Directorate, State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee, 1946. Special assistant to assistant secretary state occupied areas, 1946-1949.

Special assistant to director bureau Far Eastern affairs Department State, 1949. Special assistant to assistant secretary state congressional relations, 1949-1959, deputy assistant secretary congressional relations (mutual security affairs), 1959-1962. Assigned senior seminar foreign policy Department State, 1962-1963, multilateral force negotiating team, 1963-1964.

Special assistant to secretary state, 1965-1974, special assistant for population matters, 1966-1974. Member President's Committee on Population and Family Planning, 1968. Alternate United States representative United Nations Population Commission, 1971, 73, 74, 75, 77, 79, 81, 84.

United States representative 2d Asian Population Conference, 1972. United States delegate World Population Conference, 1974, ESCAP Consultative Conference World Population Plan Action. President World Population Society, 1975-1985, program coordination, since 1986.

Consultant Department State, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Government of Arab Republic of Egypt. Deputy United States representative 3d Asian-Pacific Population Conference, 1982, deputy United States representative Prep Com International Conference on Population, 1984. Advisor United States delegate International Conference on Population, 1984.

Director Rapid Project the Futures Group, 1978-1988. Board directors Population Crisis Committee. President Citizens for Public Schools, 1963-1965.

Chairman presentation committee AMISTAD, 1977-1978, board visitors College of Liberal Arts, University Tennessee, 1979-1989.


With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Commander Reserve retired Recipient Superior Service award, First Rogers award Department State, 1974, President Harry S. Truman awards for Contributions to International Development, since 1991.


Member Phi Kappa Phi. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Mary Ann Elizabeth Watkins, April 8, 1943. Children: Philander Priestley III, Mary Isabelle, Elizabeth Argyle Claxton Read, Ann Emily Julia Johnson Raditz, Kathleen Watkins Veronin, Caroline.

Philander Claxton

Mary Hannah (Johnson) Claxton

Mary Ann Elizabeth Watkins

Philander Priestley III Claxton

Mary Isabelle Claxton

Elizabeth Argyle Claxton Read Claxton

Ann Emily Julia Johnson Raditz Claxton

Kathleen Watkins Veronin Claxton

Caroline Claxton