George E. Agree

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George Agree, former president of the American Political Foundation. [1]

Writing in 1988, Ralph Goldman notes how: “Few academicians and political leaders have acknowledged the importance of political aid as a dimension to be added to the military and economic aid techniques of the United States. One of these was George E. Agree, an experienced Washington, DC political consultant and organizer, who directed a project-Transnational Interactions of Political Parties-for Freedom House of New York City. Late in 1977, citing the West German experience, Agree proposed the creation of the American Political Foundation as a similar vehicle for promoting communication and understanding between the two major U.S. political parties and democratic parties elsewhere in the world. By early 1980 he had recruited officers for the foundation: William E. Brock, then US special trade representative and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, to serve as the foundation’s chairman, and Charles T. Manatt, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee, as vice chairman. Agree became president." [1]

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  1. Ralph Goldman, “The Democratic Mission: A Brief History,” in Ralph Goldman and William Douglas, Promoting Democracy: Opportunities and Issues (Praeger, 1988), p.19.