Clarence H. Moore (1909-1988)

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Mr. Clarence Moore was a distinguished public administrator and a man of high idealism and altruistic motivation whose formative years were colored by the Great Depression. He believed that collective action, both through the public sector and on a voluntary basis, could play a leading role in fighting poverty and maintaining human dignity. After university studies in the United States and Europe, he held administrative positions with several of the New Deal agencies created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and served during World War II with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency in Europe. In 1947, he joined the World Health Organization (WHO) family as an administrative officer in Geneva, and was instrumental in setting up the WHO regional office structure.

Mr. Moore came to PAHO's Office of Planning and Coordination in 1952 to coordinate the expansion of the zone and country offices. From 1957 to 1968, as chief of the PAHO Office of Budget and Finance, he played a major role in implementing program budget concepts and in shaping organizational policy. He served as acting chief of administration, and was a valued consultant to the PAHO Director. Mr. Moore served as executive director and chief operating officer of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation from its inception in 1968 until his death in 1988. For most of that time, Mr. Moore served as a volunteer, accepting no salary for his work for this US non-profit organization.

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