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Office Files of S. Douglass Cater:
Biographical Note

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S. Douglass Cater was born in Montgomery, Alabama on August 24, 1923. During the Second World War, he served in the OSS. He graduated with an A. B. from Harvard in 1947 and received his MA from Harvard in 1948. He married Libby Anderson on December 20, 1950. They have four children. In 1951 he was special assistant to the Secretary of the Army and consultant to the Director of the Mutual Security Agency in 1952. He was the Washington editor of the Reporter magazine from 1950-1963 and national affairs editor from 1963-64. He was a Guggenheim follow in 1955 and an Eisenhower fellow in 1957. He was the Ferris Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at Princeton in 1959 and the Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1963. He was appointed Special Assistant to the President, 1964-1968, with special emphasis on matters of health, education and welfare. He served as advisor on domestic matters for the Hubert Humphrey Presidential campaign in the fall of 1968. After the 1968 campaign, he became a Professor at the. University of California, and is Director of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, California. He is the author of several books. He co-authored with Marques Childs, Ethics in a Business. Society, 1963. He also wrote The Fourth Branch of Government, 1959, Power in Washington, 1964, and Dana: The Irrelevant Man, 1970.

January 15, 1975

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