The Board of Overseers confirmed the nomination of Jonathan Moore as director of the Institute of Politics Monday.
Moore, whose career in government most recently included stints in the Departments of State, Health, Education and Welfare, Defense, and Justice under Elliot L. Richardson '41, will become director of the institute on July 1.
He succeeds Ernest R. May, professor of History, who will continue to chair the institute's faculty committee.
Moore will be the first full-time director of the eight-year-old institute. An unreleased study of the institute's future prepared last year reportedly recommended that the institute's directorship be made a full-time post.
Before becoming associated with Richardson, Moore served on the 1968 presidential campaign staffs of George Romney and Nelson Rockefeller, as an assistant to William P. Bundy, assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs, and as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.