THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HUGH Q. PARMER AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE AT THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Hugh Q. Parmer as Assistant Administrator for Humanitarian Response (BHR) at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Mr. Hugh Q. Parmer, of Forth Worth, Texas, has been the President and Managing Shareholder of Parmer, Archer, Young and Steen, P.C. since 1991. He was President of Parmer Marketing Company, Inc. from 1970 to 1988. Other positions that Mr. Parmer has held include: sole proprietor of Hugh Parmer and Associates from 1968 to 1970, consultant to the Office of Emergency Preparedness form 1967 to 1968, Acting Deputy Director of the National Teacher Corps from 1966 to 1967, Regional Recruiting Director, U.S. Peace Corps from 1965 to 1966, and Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1964 to 1965. Mr. Parmer was elected to be a Member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1963 at the age of 23, the youngest member of the House at the time. In 1992, he was elected to the Texas Senate and rose to be first the Majority Leader and then the President Pro Tempore. In addition, he was elected Mayor of Forth Worth, Texas, serving from 1977 to 1979.
Mr. Parmer received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas.
The Assistant Administrator for Humanitarian Response manages the largest share of U.S. humanitarian assistance and helps coordinate U.S. government policies for international disasters and humanitarian crises.