Jack Vaughn

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"Internationally, Jack is most well known for being the second Director of the Peace Corps, beginning in 1966. In addition, he was U.S. Ambassador to Panama and Columbia, and the president of Planned Parenthood for many years. Other credits include director of the foreign language programs of Sesame Street, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Development Institute, U.S. Coordinator of the Alliance for Progress, and President of the Pierce Energy Corporation.

"Jack currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and at 82 is definitely not retired, but is active as ever after a lifetime of exemplary public service. His calling card states, "Writer, consultant, environmentalist, and More things than you can shake a stick at." He currently is chairman of ECOTRUST in Portland, Oregon and travels to Central America several times a year." [1]

"Mr. Vaughn is a retired foreign service officer, his last post having been ambassador to Colombia from 1969 to 1970. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Vaughn served as director of the Peace Corps. In 1986, he became the founding chairman of Conservation International. He was a director of Columbia Pictures from 1978 to 1981 and of Allegheny Western Energy Corporation from 1980 to 1987." [2]

"His background includes... Vice-President, Government Relations and Finance, Conservation International, 1986-88 Vice-President, Private Sector Projects, Development Associates, Arlington, VA, 1983-86 President, Pierce Energy Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1980-1982 Assistant Administrator for Latin America, Designate, USAID, Washington, D.C, 1979-80 Resident Vice-President, Development and Resources Corp., Iran, 1977-1979 Director for International Programs, Children's Television Workshop, NYC, 1972-75 Dean of International Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1971-72 President, National Urban Coalition, Washington, D.C., 1970-71 U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 1969-70 Director, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1966-1969 Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1965-66 Coordinator, Alliance for Progress, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966 U.S. Ambassador to Panama, Panama City, Panama, 1964-1965 Regional Director for Latin America, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1961-1964 USAID Mission Director for Senegal, Mali and Mauritania, Dakar, Senegal, 1959-61 " [3]

On October 8, 1970 Vaughn was named President of the National Urban Coalition replacing John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health Education and Welfare.

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  1. RPCVs to host former Director Jack Vaughn at University of Maryland, Peace Corps Online, accessed August 21, 2007.
  2. Cypress Bioscience, Edgar Online, accessed August 21, 2007.
  3. Jack Vaughn, Spirit of America, accessed February 23, 2010.
  4. Board of Directors, Conservation International, accessed August 21, 2007.
  5. Whos Who, Spirit of America, accessed February 23, 2010.