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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 6, 2001

President Bush Nominates Boyd to AG, Graham to OMB, and Pizzella to Labor

President George W. Bush today announced his intent to nominate three individuals to serve in his administration.

The President intends to nominate Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.  He is presently a Partner with the law firm of Goodwin Proctor in Boston, Massachusetts, and was Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. While serving as a federal prosecutor, he received the U.S. Attorney General's Special Achievement Award for Meritorious Acts and Service on Behalf of the Department of Justice.  He is a graduate of Haverford College and received his J.D. from Harvard University.

The President intends to nominate John D. Graham to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget.  He is presently a Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and founding director of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.   A graduate of Wake Forest University, he received his master's degree from Duke University and earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

The President intends to nominate Patrick Pizzella to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management.  He is presently the Acting Chief of Staff at the Office of Personnel Management and previously was a government affairs representative with the law firm of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds in Washington, D.C.  From 1990 to 1995 he served as the Director of the Office of Administration at the Federal Housing Finance Board and he served in a variety of positions at the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration during the Reagan and Bush administrations.  He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


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