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Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.

Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.Born: 13-Sep-1926
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Educator, Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92

First black CEO of a Fortune 500 company (TIAA-CREF in 1987).

Father: Clifton R. Wharton (diplomat)
Mother: Harriette Banks (chemistry professor, social worker)
Brother: William B. Wharton
Brother: (one other)
Sister: (one)
Wife: Dolores Duncan (former CEO, Fund for Corporate Initiatives, m. 1950, two sons)
Son: Clifton R. Wharton, III (d. 2000)
Son: Bruce Wharton

    High School: Boston Latin School
    University: BA History, Harvard University (entered at age 16, graduated 1947)
    University: MA International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University (1948)
    University: MA Economics, University of Chicago (1956)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Chicago (1958)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Economics, University of Malaya (early 1960s)
    Professor: Economics, Stanford University (1964-65)
    Administrator: President, Michigan State University (1970-78)
    Professor: Economics, Michigan State University (1970-78)
    Administrator: Chancellor, State University of New York (1978-87)

    TIAA-CREF CEO (1987-93)
    US Deputy Secretary of State (1993)
    US Official Advisory Commission on Trade Policy and Negotiations (1991)
    US Official Co-chairman, Commission on Security and Economic Assistance (1983-?)
    US Official Commission on World Hunger (1978-80)
    US State Department Chairman, Board for International Food & Agricultural Development (1976-83)
    US Official Presidential Mission to Latin America (1969)
    US State Department Advisory Panel on East Asia & the Pacific (1966-69)
    US Official Presidential Task Force on Agriculture in Vietnam (1966)
    Agricultural Development Council VP (1966-70)
    Agricultural Development Council Associate (1958-64)
    American Assembly Trustee
    Member of the Board of Burroughs
    Member of the Board of Equitable Life Assurance Society
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    Member of the Board of Federated Department Stores
    Member of the Board of Ford Motors
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange
    Member of the Board of Tenneco
    Member of the Board of TIAA-CREF (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Time Warner
    Member of the Board of Harcourt General
    Aspen Institute Trustee
    Asia Society Trustee
    Council on Foreign Relations Trustee
    Rockefeller Foundation Trustee (1970-87, as Chairman 1982-87)
    Museum of Modern Art Trustee

Author of books:
Subsistence Agriculture and Economic Development (1969, economics, editor)
Community and Change: Academic Greatness Under Stress (1971, education)
Patterns for Lifelong Learning (1973, education, with Theodore M. Hesburgh)


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