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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 2, 1994
                       PRESIDENT NAMES JOHN HICKS 

President Clinton announced today that he intends to nominate John F. Hicks, Jr. to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.The African Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit government corporation which seeks to provide self-help initiatives to the poor populations of Africa. Last week, the President announced his intention to nominate Willie Grace Campbell and Marion M. Dawson to be among the Board's members.

"John Hicks has served our country well for almost twenty years, and knows what the developing economies of Africa need in order to prosper," said the President. "He will be a strong addition to the African Development Foundation's board."

Hicks has been a member of the Foreign Service for nineteen years, serving in the Agency for International Development in a wide variety of positions. He is currently USAID's Assistant Administrator for the Africa Bureau officer in that bureau. He was previously the acting director of the Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance, and the Director of the West African Affairs Office. Hicks' foreign postings have included Liberia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Ethiopia. A graduate of Morehouse College, Hicks holds an M.A. in international studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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