Reagan appoints Carl Gersham to head the NED in 1984. He been in the position ever since.
Carl Gershman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "From 1970–1974, Carl Gershman was a national leader of the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL), the youth section of the Socialist Party of America; he served as Vice Chairman, Co-Chairman, and then Chairman of YPSL. "More on the NED [here and here].
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