Bio: Rutherford Mell Poats (b. 1922) was a journalist and government official with the State Department. He was a special assistant in the Far East Bureau of the Agency for International Development at the State Department from 1961 to 1963; Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Far East in 1963; Assistant Administrator for the Far East from 1964 to 1967; and Deputy Administrator from 1967 to 1970.
LBJ Connection: Journalist; Assistant Administrator for the Far East, Agency for International Development, 1964-1967, Deputy Director, 1967-1969
Poats, Rutherford M. (Rutherford Mell), 1922-,
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