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James R. Lilley (Tenure: 1981 ~ 1984)

Press Release - James R. Lilley Appointed AIT Director

PR-81-69 | Date: November 16, 1981

American Institute in Taiwan Press Release (PR-81-69)

The American Institute in Taiwan's Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Mr. James R. Lilley as Director of the Institute's Taipei Office. Mr. Lilley replaces Mr. Charles T. Cross who has resigned from AIT.

Mr. Lilley is a graduate of Yale University and has a master's degree from George Washington University. He has studied Chinese Classics at Hong Kong University and Columbia University. Mr. Lilley has worked in Tokyo, Taipei, Manila, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Vientiane, Hong Kong and Peking. He has been a consultant to Hunt-SEDCO International of Dallas, Texas, to United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, Connecticut, and to Archer Daniels Midland of Decatur, Illinois. Since February 1981 Mr. Lilley has served as the Policy Coordinator and China Advisor to the National Security Council Staff. He has resigned from that post to accept this position.

Mr. Lilley and his wife Sally plan to arrive in Taipei in mid-December.