Public Papers - 1989
Nomination of Philip L. Christenson To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development
The President today announced his intention to nominate Philip L. Christenson to be an Assistant Administrator (Food for Peace) of the Agency for International Development, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Julia Chang Bloch. Mr. Christenson has been serving in this position since December 1988 by recess appointment.
Since 1988 Mr. Christenson has served as Assistant Administrator (FVA) at the Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as a senior professional staff member for the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1987 - 1988; professional staff member for the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1981 - 1987; associate director of the United States-South Africa Leader Exchange Program in Washington, DC, 1979 - 1981; and an international trade specialist at the Department of Commerce, 1974 - 1979.
Mr. Christenson graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S., 1971). He was born May 18, 1947, in Ely, NV, and currently resides in Washington, DC.