Appointment of Alan T. Tracy as Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Trade and Food Assistance
September 29, 1986
The President today announced his intention to appoint Alan T. Tracy to be Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Trade and Food Assistance. This is a new position created by P.L. 99 - 198 of December 23, 1985.
Since February of this year, Mr. Tracy has been Acting Assistant Secretary, and since 1985 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Inspection Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Previously, he was Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1982 - 1985; General Sales Manager and Associate Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service and Vice President of the Commodity Credit Corporation, 1981 - 1982. He was involved in the operation of his family's agricultural business, Tracy and Son Farms, Inc., in Janesville, WI, where he served as president, 1976 - 1981.
Mr. Tracy graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1969) and the University of Wisconsin (M.B.A., 1973). He is married, has three children, and resides in Vienna, VA. He was born May 3, 1947, in Janesville, WI.