Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 12/7/77
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James M. Fallows was born on August 2, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1970 and a degree from Oxford University in 1972 in economic development. He worked as a staff editor for the Washington Monthly, 1972 to 1974; free-lance magazine writer, 1972 to 1976; and associate editor of the Texas Monthly, 1974 to 1976. From 1977 to 1979 he served as the chief Presidential Speech Writer for President Carter. Since 1979 he has worked for the Atlantic Mont...
Cyrus R. Vance was born on March 27, 1917, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He attended Yale University and earned his B.A. in 1939 and his LL.B. in 1942. He began governmental work in 1957 by helping to draft the National Space Act of 1958. In 1961, John F. Kennedy appointed him general counsel and, in 1962, promoted him to secretary of the army. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Vance deputy secretary of defense. After resigning in 1967, Vance was asked by Johnson to ensure federa...