Speaker: Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.
Date: February 17, 1972
Alexander left private law practice in New York City in 1963 at the request of McGeorge Bundy to join the staff of the National Security Council. He successively held posts as Deputy Special Assistant, Associate Special Counsel and Deputy Special Counsel to the President from 1964 to 1967. In June 1967, Alexander was named Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the first African American to head the agency. He resigned from that position in 1969.