The President today announced his intention to nominate C. Anson Franklin to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development for External Affairs, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Thomas R. Blank.
Since 1987 Mr. Franklin has served as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs at the Department of Energy. Prior to this, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs, 1986 - 1987; Director of Communications at the Department of Energy, 1985 - 1986; Assistant Press Secretary at the White House, 1982 - 1985; campaign manager for the Marshall Coleman for Governor Committee in Richmond, VA, 1981; director of administration in the office of the attorney general of Virginia, 1978 - 1981; campaign manager for the Coleman for Attorney General Committee, 1977; campaign manager for Steelman for United States Senator in Dallas, TX, 1976; district representative for Congressman Alan Steelman, 1974 - 1975; and consultant in the Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC, 1973. In addition, Mr. Franklin has served as director of the telephone canvass for the Texas Committee to Reelect the President in Austin, TX, 1972; and press secretary for Congressman Bill Archer, 1971 - 1972.
Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1969). He was born April 17, 1947, in Richmond, VA. Mr. Franklin served in the Army National Guard, 1969 - 1975. He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.