Jack Vaughn

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal Jack Vaughn

Jack Hood Vaughn was the second Director of the United States Peace Corps succeeding Sargent Shriver. Vaughn was appointed Peace Corps Director in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson and was the first Republican to head the agency.
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General Election candidates certified for ballot - Jackson Times Journal
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... Aaron Lemaster of Johnson Rd.; and Tom Scheffer of Allen Rd. • Washington Township Fiscal Officer candidates for the four year term are: Jona N Bates of Jack Vaughn Rd.; and Mary Johnson of Finley Chapel Rd. • Washington Township Trustee candidate
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Driver in fatal 840 wreck is identified - The Daily News Journal
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THP Lt. Jack Vaughn reported that it appeared Maynard's vehicle drifted off the left side of 840 and that the driver then overcorrected, resulting in the vehicle running off the right side of the road and hitting the culvert
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"Spirit"/"The Confession" - A.V. Club New York
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question so much as how people such as her, Jack, Vaughn, Sloane, and others such as Marshall might react to such a scenario. Just because there's no worry that Alias could pull a Game of Thrones here doesn't mean there's no tension of worthwhile
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Combat Air Museum boasts special plane - Topeka Capital Journal
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Combat Air Museum chairman Gene Howerter, left, shares a laugh with museum volunteer Jack Vaughn while standing near a P-51 Mustang World War II-era plane on loan to the museum. By Phil Anderson People are always asking Gene Howerter what's new at the
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Virgie Vaughn - Napa Valley Register
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Virgie married the love of her life, Jack Vaughn, and they had two daughters, Ona Sue and Wanda Ladell. They moved to California in the early 1940s. Virgie and Jack worked at Hardman Aircraft building airplanes for the Armed Forces during World War II
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Pandora Internet Radio Service to Offer Large Archive of Comedy Clips - New York Times
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“One of our biggest challenges is that of discovery,” said Jack Vaughn, vice president of Mr. Birbiglia's label, Comedy Central Records. “How do we get people who like a certain comic to find out about another comic they might like?
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SOA and BPM Roundup: Business Services, or Lack Thereof; Demand for More ... - ebizQ (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
At ebizQ sister site SearchSOA, Jack Vaughn provides an overview of IBM's recent IMPACT confab, which featured a cloud product renaming: "the company renamed its Cloudburst 'cloud-in-a-box' appliance as the IBM Workload Deployer and enhanced it to
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Battle between lake, marina owners goes from bad to worse - Canton Repository
Google News - almost 7 years
Fish Dock President Jack Vaughn said he's not sure what happens next. “They still don't care to talk to us,” he said. “We just cannot deal with these people,” preserve Treasurer Lee Dicola said. The split culminated from a series of events that began
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Hanne Anderson, Jack Vaughn Jr.
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Hanne Lynn Anderson and Jack Hood Vaughn Jr. were married Saturday evening at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. Max Cannon, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Mrs. Vaughn, 33, is a senior video editor at R/GA, a digital advertising agency in New York. She won an individual Daytime Emmy Award in 2008 for multiple camera editing for
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A Comic's Second Life, Despite A Deadly Overdose
NYTimes - over 9 years
Late into a set he was performing at a club in Ontario, Calif., in January 2005, the stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg stumbled over the payoff to a new routine, in which he argued that there were too many L's in the word lull. Laughing along with the audience at his tongue-tied gaffe, he said, ''Some of these jokes work; they're, like, half there,''
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THEATER REVIEW; Vanya Moves to West Virginia but Still Despairs
NYTimes - over 18 years
The guitar was Chekhov's idea; it is in the opening stage directions for ''Uncle Vanya.'' So what's better than hearing the inspired guitar playing of Steve Bargonetti and his wife, Diane Gioia, before a word is spoken in the Worth Street Theater Company's ''Uncle Jack,'' derived from the Chekhov play by Jeff Cohen, who also directs the production?
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Your Money; International Mutual Funds
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LEAD: JACK VAUGHN, a certified public accountant in Scottsdale, Ariz., had never before made an investment in foreign markets. But when he learned from his broker about an international money market fund last July, he invested $15,000 in it. JACK VAUGHN, a certified public accountant in Scottsdale, Ariz., had never before made an investment in
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PRODUCTION PROBLEMS DELAY TIMES EDITIONS
NYTimes - over 34 years
Problems in the production of metal printing plates by stereotypers Wednesday night delayed the publication of Thursday's early editions of The New York Times and reduced the number of copies printed, the newspaper said yesterday. ''The production problems in the plate-making department caused delays that made it impossible for The Times to print
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PRODUCTION OF TIMES DELAYED
NYTimes - over 34 years
Production of the New York Times was delayed last night by what the company described as a slowdown by unionized stereotypers. Leonard R. Harris, a spokesman for the newspaper, said the start of press operations was delayed by 30 to 45 minutes in The Times's plant on West 43d Street and at a satellite printing plant in Carlstadt, N.J. He said
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 91
    Jack Vaughn died at his home in Tucson on October 29, 2012, following a bout of cancer.
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  • 2006
    Age 85
    Vaughn's son, also named Jack Vaughn, is a record producer who has run his own label, Slimstyle Records, and now heads Comedy Central's record label. In a 2006 story in the Wall Street Journal, Vaughn said that since 2002, Comedy Central Records have gradually increased to about 10 releases a year. "We make money on 80% to 90% of our releases," Vaughn says.
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  • 1992
    Age 71
    In 1992 Vaughn and his wife moved to Tucson.
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  • 1988
    Age 67
    In 1988 Vaughn made headlines while visiting New York City when Vaughn, then 67, defended himself during an attempted mugging as Vaughn left his hotel in midtown Manhattan after midnight to get a newspaper.
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  • 1986
    Age 65
    From 1986 to 1988 Vaughn was Vice-President, Government Relations and Finance for Conservation International.
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  • 1983
    Age 62
    From 1983 to 1986 Vaughn was Vice-President, Private Sector Projects for Development Associates.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 59
    From 1980 to 1982 Vaughn was President of Pierce Energy Corporation.
  • 1979
    Age 58
    From 1979 to 1980 Vaughn was Assistant Administrator for Latin America Designate for USAID.
  • 1977
    Age 56
    From 1977 to 1979 Vaughn was Vice-President of Development and Resource Corporation for Iran.
    Although Vaughn takes no credit for President Carter's efforts beginning in 1977 to complete negotiations for a new Panama Canal treaty, Vaughn's early initiatives to reach an understanding with Panama paved the way for Carter's negotiations later.
  • 1974
    Age 53
    Vaughn was President of Planned Parenthood from 1974 to 1975.
  • 1972
    Age 51
    From 1972 to 1975 Vaughn was named to head the overseas development staff for Children's Television Workshop, a unit of National Educational Television, producers of Sesame Street and The Electric Company.
    From 1972 to 1975 Vaughn was Dean of International Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 49
    Vaughn's first marriage to the former Joanne Cordes Smith ended in divorce. Vaughn married Margaret Anne Weld on October 21, 1970.
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    On October 8, 1970 Vaughn was named President of the National Urban Coalition replacing John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health Education and Welfare.
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    Vaughn announced his resignation as Ambassador to Colombia on June 11, 1970 to return to private life.
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  • 1969
    Age 48
    On May 2, 1969, President Nixon announced the appointment of Vaughn as Ambassador to Colombia.
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    Instead, Vaughn was informed in March, 1969, that he would be replaced after all and reports that Vaughn had been asked to stay on as Peace Corps Director in the Nixon administration were reported in the media to be untrue. "I was the first bureaucrat Nixon fired when he took office," Vaughn said. "But when he found out I was a Republican, he asked me if I'd be his ambassador to Colombia."
    When Richard Nixon became president in 1969, Vaughn found himself out of a job.
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  • 1967
    Age 46
    On July 19, 1967 Vaughn clarified Peace Corps policy on writing letters to newspapers on political issues and said that volunteers could now identify themselves as Peace Corps volunteers in letters to newspapers.
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  • 1966
    Age 45
    When Vaughn appeared at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on March 11, 1966 about 150 protesters interrupted his speech three times.
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    One of Vaughn's first actions, taken in March, 1966, was to create the Peace Corps' Office of Planning and Program Review.
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    The December, 1966 issue of "Peace Corps Volunteer" contained a report on Vaughn's trip and the issues in Nigeria.
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    The New York Times reported on October 6, 1966 that Vaughn had left for Africa to investigate an unusually large number of complaints by Peace Corps Volunteers regarding their living allowances and working conditions in Nigeria.
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    Vaughn was sworn in as Peace Corps Director at a White House ceremony by President Lyndon Johnson on March 1, 1966, the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps. "Jack Vaughn I first met out in a little fishing village in Africa, but he, like Sargent Shriver, I observed on that first meeting, is a disciple of peace," said President Johnson. "His life has been spent in the service of the cause of peace.
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    "The Peace Corps is the point of the lance," said Vaughn on February 28, 1966 in his first interview after his Senate confirmation as Director. "In Latin America, it is the human cutting edge of the Alliance for Progress, the focus of ideas and people in action.
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    Vaughn was appointed Peace Corps Director on February 16, 1966.
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    When Johnson picked Sargent Shriver to head up his "War on Poverty" in 1966, Vaughn was named Peace Corps director. "It was so good, so positive," Vaughn said of his appointment. "As a former bureaucrat, to join the Peace Corps was pure joy.
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    Vaughn was appointed Peace Corps Director in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson and was the first Republican to head the agency.
  • 1965
    Age 44
    On September 4, 1965, the New York Times reported that Vaughn had just completed a two-week trip to Latin America and returned with an enthusiastic report for President Johnson on the Alliance for Progress.
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    On February 12, 1965 President Johnson named Vaughn Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and the United States coordinator of the Alliance for Progress.
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  • 1964
    Age 43
    As a lifelong Republican appointed to head the Peace Corps by a Democratic President, Vaughn exemplified the non-partisan basis of the Peace Corps and the support the agency had from both political parties. Vaughn recounted how he had met with Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, the conservative candidate for President in 1964, at a senior staff meeting. "After serious questioning on what Kennedy's new agency was all about, Arizona's Goldwater swore that the Peace Corps embodied virtually every one of the most noble aspects and values of the Republican Party," wrote Vaughn.
    Vaughn's efforts were fruitful. On December 19, 1964 President Johnson made an address to the Panamanian people proposing the negotiation of an entirely new treaty on the Panama Canal. "In these new proposals we will take every possible step to deal fairly and to deal helpfully with the citizens of both Panama and of the United States who have served so faithfully through the years in operating and maintaining the Panama Canal," said Johnson.
    Vaughn arrived in Panama on April 17, 1964 to take up the post of Ambassador, now vacant for six months.
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    The Senate approved Vaughn's appointment on April 7, 1964.
    President Johnson named Vaughn US Ambassador to Panama in 1964 after the two nations broke off diplomatic relations because of nationalistic rioting in Panama.
    Vaughn left the Peace Corps in 1964 to return to the State Department. US Ambassador to Panama Joseph S. Farland resigned in August, 1963 leaving the United States without an ambassador for several months.
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  • 1961
    Age 40
    Vaughn served as the Latin-American director of the Peace Corps from October, 1961 to April, 1964.
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    Vaughn's connection with the Peace Corps began in 1961 when Peace Corps founding director Sargent Shriver came to Senegal where Vaughn was serving with USAID. "There were 4,000 volunteers signing up a day for the Peace Corps, and countries weren't asking for them.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 38
    From 1959 to 1961 Vaughn was the USAID Mission director for Senegal, Mali, and Mauritania.
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  • 1951
    Age 30
    Vaughn joined the State Department in 1951 and spent 1951 to 1956 in Panama with the State Department.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 28
    Vaughn joined the US Information Agency (USIA) in 1949 as director of the bi-national center in La Paz, Bolivia and later moved to Costa Rica with the USIA.
  • 1948
    Age 27
    Vaughn continued fighting to earn extra money while he worked at the University of Michigan. "I ended up losing the sight in my right eye in 1948," says Vaughn. "So in 1949, I went to the State Department."
  • 1947
    Age 26
    After returning from World War II, Vaughn earned a Master of Arts in 1947 in Romance Languages from the University of Michigan and a Masters in economics.
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  • 1942
    Age 21
    During World War II, Vaughn served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps as a rifle company commander and a combat intelligence officer from 1942 to 1946.
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    Vaughn was the head boxing coach at University of Michigan from 1942 to 1943 and also taught Spanish, French and Latin American affairs while he was at the University of Michigan.
    Vaughn began fighting professionally in 1942 under the name of "Johnny Hood." "I was bumming around Mexico one summer when I ran out of money," Vaughn said. "I decided I would take my boxing and turn pro, but I didn't know enough Spanish at the time to tell whether the agent said I would get 60 pesos for four rounds or four pesos for 60 rounds.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 18
    Vaughn attended Albion Public Schools and graduated from Albion High School in 1939.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Age 10
    Vaughn moved with his family to Albion, Michigan in 1931 where his father managed a chain of clothing stores in Michigan and Montana.
  • 1920
    Born
    Vaughn was born in Columbus, Montana in 1920, the son of Elijah H. Vaughn and Blair (Cox) Vaughn.
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