Harris Wofford: 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient

March 11, 2013 | 1:30

Wofford served as a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1995, and was chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service from 1995-2001. An early supporter of the Civil Rights movement, Wofford was a volunteer advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and in 1961 was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Civil Rights. Wofford was instrumental in the formation of the Peace Corps and served as its special representative to Africa, director of operations in Ethiopia and associate director in DC.

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