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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 25, 2001

President Bush to Nominate Coleman to be Ambassador of the United States to Luxembourg

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Dennis P. Coleman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Luxembourg.

"Dennis Coleman has demonstrated leadership in the business world and commitment to helping others.  He will be an excellent representative of the United States to Luxembourg," said President Bush.

Mr. Coleman is currently a Private Investor in Palm Beach, Florida, and was Vice-Chairman of the Discount Corporation of New York from 1991 to 1993. He served with Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. in several positions including Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Board from 1967 to 1989.  Since 1986, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Covenant House, a Catholic Charity serving over 60,000 street children per year in 6 countries and 21 locations, and served as Chairman of the Board from 1993 to 1999.  Coleman is a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University, a Member of the Board of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Norton Museum of Art.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Master's degree from the John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family.