THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HARRIET C. BABBITT AS DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Harriet C. Babbitt to be Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Ambassador Babbitt, of Tucson, Arizona, served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States from 1993 to 1997. Prior to joining the Administration, she was an attorney with Robbins & Green, P.A. from 1974 to 1993. She received her B.A. and J.D. from Arizona State University.
In her new role as Deputy Administrator, Ambassador Babbitt will be responsible for the day-to-day management of USAID, including decision-making and implementation of agency policy. She also will assist the Administrator in all responsibilities, serve as the acting Administrator in his absence, and act as the primary advisor to the Administrator on policy and operations, particularly with respect to sustainable development.