Public Papers - 1989
Nomination of Mark L. Edelman To Be Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development
The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark L. Edelman to be Deputy Administrator of the Agency for International Development, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Jay F. Morris.
Since 1987 Mr. Edelman has served as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon. Prior to this, he was Assistant Administrator for Africa at the Agency for International Development, 1984 - 1987, and senior adviser to the Administrator, and Executive Secretary, 1983 - 1984. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1981 - 1983, and a program analyst for the Agency for International Development, 1981. He was a legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth in Washington, DC, 1977 - 1981. Mr. Edelman has served as State budget director in Jefferson City, MO, 1973 - 1976; budget examiner for the Bureau of the Budget in the Office of Management and Budget, 1968 - 1972; and a management intern and Africa budget analyst for the U.S. Information Agency, 1965 - 1967.
Mr. Edelman graduated from Oberlin College (A.B., 1965). He was born June 27, 1943, in St. Louis, MO. He is married to the former Nancy M. Wasell.