Blatchford, Joseph H., 1934-

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Joseph H. Blatchford was born June 7, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Beverly Hills, CA as a child. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles, and has a JD from University of California at Berkeley Law School. In 1959, Blatchford went on a good will tour of Latin America which promoted him to found ACCION International to send volunteers to South America. He was appointed director of Peace Corps in 1969, by Pres. Nixon. As director, he made changes in Volunteer support services and created New Directions to revitalize Peace Corps applicants. He resigned from the Peace Corps in 1972 and later joined The Livingston Group as an international trade lawyer and lobbyist. He was also active in helping negotiate and obtain passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Caribbean Basin Initiative and the Andean Trade Preference Act.
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referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Staff Members, 1963 - 1987 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Office Files of Director Joseph Blatchford, 1964 - 1971 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [Collection of correspondence with and about Norman Mann, and with Sivia Mann], 1963-1999. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
creatorOf Office Files of Director Joseph Blatchford, 1971 - 1972 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Activities and Personnel (Contact Sheet File), 1961 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Peace Corps Personnel and Activities, 1968 - 1979 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs Reproduced in the Newsletter Peace Corps/Current, 1970 - 1971 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1961 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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founderOf ACCION International (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
employeeOf Peace Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of California, Berkeley. School of Law corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of California, Los Angeles corporateBody
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Milwaukee WI US
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Birth 1934-06-07

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