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CHARLES MEYER, SEARS EXECUTIVE
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Heise, Kenan
Date: Aug 16, 1996
Start Page: 10
Section: METRO CHICAGO
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Charles Appleton Meyer, 78, retired senior vice president for public affairs at Sears, Roebuck & Co. and a former director of the giant merchandising firm, was assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs in the Nixon administration.

Mr. Meyer was appointed assistant secretary of state in 1969 and served in that position for three years.

In that role, he dealt with issues involving Cuban President Fidel Castro's influence in Latin America, the coming to power of Salvador Allende in Chile and the first general assembly in 1971 of the Organization of American States. He was also in charge of the U.S. government's Alliance for Progress aid program.

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