Deputy Under Secretaries of State for Economic Affairs
The Department of State by administrative action created the position of Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs after Congress authorized three Deputy Under Secretary positions in the State Department Organization Act of Aug 5, 1955 (P.L. 84-250; 69 Stat. 536).
The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs was the ranking officer in charge of foreign economic matters from Aug 1955 to Jun 1958, and again from Mar 1969 to May 1972. The position of Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs was discontinued when an Act of Congress of Jul 13, 1972, established the permanent position of Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (P.L. 92-352; 86 Stat. 490).