THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 27, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES J. BRADY ANDERSON AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate J. Brady Anderson as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID manages the U.S. bilateral foreign assistance programs.
J. Brady Anderson, of Charleston, South Carolina, was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to be the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, a position he held until 1997. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Anderson lived and worked for five years in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania, where he performed sociolinguistic research in African languages. He speaks Swahili. He has worked as a private attorney in Helena, Arkansas and as an Assistant Attorney General in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also served as a special assistant to Governor Clinton and as senior law clerk to U.S. District Judge Elsijane T. Roy of Little Rock.
Mr. Anderson received a B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 1967, and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1973. He served in the U.S. Navy onboard a destroyer as a communications officer in Vietnam.
The Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign economic assistance policies and programs, subject to the foreign policy guidance of the Secretary of State.