Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Educational and Cultural Affairs
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Incumbent
Mark Taplin
Acting

since January 6, 2017[1]
Reports to The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Philip Hall Coombs
Formation 1961
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a bureau within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs reports to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Assistant Secretaries of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, 1961—Present[edit]

Note: The post had been abolished from 1978 to 1999. In 1978 the Bureau was abolished and its functions transferred to the International Communications Agency (subsequently the United States Information Agency) under Reorganization Plan No. 2 (91 Stat. 1637). On October 1, 1999, pursuant to the integration of the U.S. Information Agency into the Department of State this position was revived.

Name Assumed office Left office President(s) served under
Philip Hall Coombs March 23, 1961 June 4, 1962 John F. Kennedy
Lucius D. Battle June 5, 1962 August 20, 1964 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
Harry McPherson August 23, 1964 August 14, 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson
Charles Frankel September 15, 1965 December 31, 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson
Edward D. Re February 28, 1968 January 9, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
John Richardson, Jr. July 15, 1969 March 7, 1977 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Joseph D. Duffey April 8, 1977 March 21, 1978 Jimmy Carter
Alice Stone Ilchman March 22, 1978 March 31, 1978 Jimmy Carter
William B. Bader November 18, 1999 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Patricia Harrison October 2, 2001 July 1, 2005 George W. Bush
Dina Habib Powell July 11, 2005 June 7, 2007 George W. Bush
Goli Ameri March 19, 2008 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
Ann Stock June 23, 2010 2013 Barack Obama
Evan Ryan September 26, 2013 January 6, 2017 Barack Obama

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