Charles Zwick

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Charles Zwick
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Director of the Bureau of the Budget
In office
January 29, 1968 – January 21, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Charles Schultze
Succeeded by Bob Mayo
Personal details
Born Charles John Zwick
(1926-07-17) July 17, 1926 (age 90)
Plantsville, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Connecticut, Storrs (BA, MA)
Harvard University (PhD)

Charles John Zwick (born July 17, 1926) is an American civil servant who served as director of the United States' Office of Management and Budget from January 29, 1968 until January 21, 1969 under the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson.[1][2]

Zwick was born in Plantsville, Connecticut and attended a rural one-room school. He served in the military from 1946 to 1948. Zwick attended the University of Connecticut, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1950 and a master's degree in agricultural economics in 1951. He earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1954 and served for two years as a professor at the institution.[3] He worked for the RAND Corporation from 1956 through 1963, where he researched American military and economic assistance programs for Southeast Asian nations.[4]

Zwick joined the Bureau of the Budget in 1965, serving as its deputy director until 1968.[5] During his tenure, Zwick became the last director to submit to Congress a proposal for a balanced budget. He left government at the end of the Johnson administration. Zwick then took a position as CEO of Southeast Banking Corporation, and he served in this capacity for 22 years until his resignation in 1991 due to loses pertaining to real estate investments.[6]


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Schultze
Director of the Bureau of the Budget
Succeeded by
Bob Mayo