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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Richard Thomas Crowder To Be an Under Secretary of Agriculture


The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Thomas Crowder to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs. He would succeed Daniel G. Amstutz.

Since 1975 Dr. Crowder has been with the Pillsbury Co., serving in several capacities, including president of the Distron division for the Burger King Corp., 1987 - 1988; executive vice president and chief financial officer of the restaurant group, 1987 - 1988; senior vice president and corporate risk officer, 1987 - 1988; senior vice president for strategic planning, 1983 - 1987; and vice president and corporate economist, 1975 - 1983. Dr. Crowder was manager for economic analysis and operations research for Wilson   Co., 1971 - 1975, and manager for economic analysis, 1968 - 1971.

Dr. Crowder graduated from Virginia Tech (B.A., 1960; M.S., 1962) and Oklahoma State University (Ph.D., 1967). He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, 1962 - 1964.

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