Hanks, Nancy (1927–1983)

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Hanks, Nancy (1927–1983)

American public official. Born Dec 31, 1927, in Miami Beach, Florida; died Jan 7, 1983, in New York, NY; dau. of Bryan Cayce Hanks and Virginia (Wooding) Hanks; attended University of Colorado, 1946, and Oxford, 1948; Duke University, AB magna cum laude, 1949.

Served as assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller (beginning 1953) and as executive secretary of Special Studies Project of Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1956–69); became president of Associated Councils of the Arts (1968); as chair of National Endowment for the Arts (1969–77) and National Council on the Arts, was known for increasing funding to the endowment, subsidizing national tours, and providing grants to artists working in inner cities.

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