March 1, 1998: Headlines: Peace Corps Directors - Vaughn: The Beacon: Jack Hood Vaughn

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Jack Hood Vaughn

Jack Hood Vaughn

Jack Hood Vaughn.

Vaughn, currently the chairman of ECOTRUST, in Portland, Oregon, is the former director of the Peace Corps and U.S. Ambassador to Panama and Columbia.

Vaughn obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1943 and Master of Arts in 1947 in Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan. While enrolled at the university, he was their head boxing coach from 1942 to 1943, won three Golden Gloves championships, and taught Spanish, French and Latin American affairs.

President Lyndon Johnson named Vaughn the United States Ambassador to Panama in 1964 after the two nations broke off diplomatic relations. In 1965 Vaughn was called back to Washington to be named Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and the United States coordinator of the Alliance for progress. President Johnson named Vaughn director of the Peace Corps in 1966.

Vaughn was also the president of the planned parenthood federation of America-World Population, and was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.

When this story was posted in October 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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The Kerry campaign wants the RPCV vote. Read our interview with Dave Magnani, Massachusetts State Senator and Founder of "RPCVs for Kerry," and his answers to our questions about Kerry's plan to triple the size of the Peace Corps, should the next PC Director be an RPCV, and Safety and Security issues. Then read the "RPCVs for Kerry" statement of support and statements by Dr. Robert Pastor, Ambassador Parker Borg, and Paul Oostburg Sanz made at the "RPCVs for Kerry" Press Conference.

RPCV Carl Pope says the key to winning this election is not swaying undecided voters, but persuading those already willing to vote for your candidate to actually go to the polls.

Take our poll and tell us what you are doing to support your candidate.

Finally read our wrap-up of the eight RPCVs in Senate and House races around the country and where the candidates are in their races.

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Plus the debate continues over Safety and Security.
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Read the stories and leave your comments.

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