Francis X. Sutton

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Francis X. Sutton "spent most of his career at the Ford Foundation where he served as programme officer (1954-62), representative for East and Central Africa (1963-67), deputy vice-president and acting vice-president (1967-1983). Born in 1917 he studied mathematics and social sciences at Temple (BSc 1938), Princeton (MAMaths 1940) and Harvard (Ph.D, Sociology, 1950). He was a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard from 1946-49 and taught there to 1954. Since retiring from the Ford Foundation, he has been Acting President of the Social Science Research Council (1985-86), member and chairman of its board (1985-92); consultant to the World Bank, USAID, and the Rockefeller Foundation, where he served recently as interim Director of its Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, Bellagio ' Italy (1991-92). He is the author of The American Business Creed (1956), Ideology and Social Structure (1991) and editor of A World to Make/ Development in Perspective (1990). He was the chief consultant and principal draughtsman for the Harvard Committee Report on the AKU (1983)." [1]

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  1. Chancellor's Commission Members, Aga Khan University, accessed August 29, 2008.