John C. Sawhill

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John Sawhill
Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration
In office
June 28, 1974 – December 18, 1974
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Himself (Federal Energy Office)
Succeeded by Frank Zarb
Director of the Federal Energy Office
In office
May 9, 1974 – June 28, 1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by William E. Simon
Succeeded by Himself (Federal Energy Administration)
Personal details
Born John Crittenden Sawhill
(1936-06-12)June 12, 1936
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died May 18, 2000(2000-05-18) (aged 63)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1973)
Republican (1973–2000)
Education Princeton University (BA)
New York University (MA, PhD)

John Crittenden Sawhill (June 12, 1936 – May 18, 2000)[1] was president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and the 12th President of New York University (NYU).

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1936, Sawhill graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1958. He earned a PhD in economics in 1963 from New York University, where he served as professor of economics. He was named president of New York University in 1975, serving until 1979. At a trying time in NYU's history, he received widespread acclaim for bringing about an academic and financial turnaround at the country's largest private university

His research focused on the nonprofit sector, and he joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1997 as part of the School's Initiative on Social Enterprise. His seminar Effective Leadership of Social Enterprises prepared students for leadership roles in nonprofit management.

Earlier he held several government positions during the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. Those included being Deputy Secretary of Energy; Chairman of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation; Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration (appointed by President Nixon, he resigned that position in October, 1974), and Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, Science and Environment in the Office of Management and Budget.

During his ten-year tenure, The Nature Conservancy became the world's largest private conservation group and protected more than 7 million acres (28,000 km²) in the United States alone.

Sawhill, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, died of complications from diabetes May 18, 2000 at the age of 63. His wife was Isabel Sawhill and his son was James W. Sawhill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Simon
Director of the Federal Energy Office
1974
Succeeded by
Himself
as Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration
Preceded by
Himself
as Director of the Federal Energy Office
Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration
1974
Succeeded by
Frank Zarb
Academic offices
Preceded by
Ivan Loveridge Bennett
Acting
President of New York University
1975–1980
Succeeded by
John Brademas