Joseph C. Wheeler

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"Joseph C. Wheeler, in the course of a long career with USAID, headed field missions in Jordan and Pakistan and, in Washington, served as Assistant Administrator for the Near East and Deputy Administrator, retiring in 1982. He then was appointed Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) from 1983-1985, followed by election to the Chairmanship of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD's) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) from 1986-1991. From 1991-1992, he worked on the preparation of the 1992 Earth Summit. After retiring in 1992, he undertook a number of international consultancies. Recently, he has been active in community affairs in Concord, Massachusetts, including especially the campaign to preserve the house in which Henry David Thoreau was born." [1]

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  1. Board, Pathfinder International, accessed October 1, 2011.