Maury Albertson, Peace Corps architect, has died

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Bulletin Board: Maury Albertson, Peace Corps architect, has died

By jane albritton ( on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 8:14 pm: Edit Post

Maury Albertson, primary architect of the Peace Corps, has died at 90 in Fort Collins, CO.

In 1960-1961, Albertson was the director of the U.S. Congressional study on the Point 4 Youth Corps, which led to creation of the Peace Corps. Albertson and two colleagues, Pauline Birkey-Kreutzer and Andrew Rice, were co-authors of the book, "New Frontiers for American Youth - Perspective on the Peace Corps,"which set up the basic design for the Peace Corps.

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