ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR
John Shattuck became Assistant Secretary of the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on June 2, 1993.
From 1984-1993 Mr. Shattuck was Vice President of Harvard University, where he also taught human rights and civil liberties law at the Harvard Law School and served as Senior Associate in the Program on Science, Technology and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
A longtime human rights advocate, Mr. Shattuck was the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Office, from 1976-1984 where he was in charge of directing relations with the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies. He also served the American Civil Liberties Union as National Counsel, litigating in areas of privacy, government secrecy and political surveillance from 1971-1976.
Mr. Shattuck received his LL.B degree from Yale Law School in 1970, an M.A. with First Class Honors in International Law and Jurisprudence from Cambridge University in 1967, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale College in 1965. He is married to Ellen Hume, a journalist and teacher and has four children, Jessica, Rebecca, Peter and Susannah.