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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 21, 2002
President Bush to Nominate Five Individuals to Serve in His Administration
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate five individuals to serve in his administration.
The President intends to nominate Seth Cropsey to be the Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau. Cropsey is currently the director of government relations for Greenberg Traurig in Washington, D.C., and he was previously a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1994 to 1998, he served as Chairman and Distinguished Professor at the George C. Marshall Center for European Studies in Germany. Cropsey's past government experience includes service as the Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict in 1991, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy from 1984 to 1989, and Director of Policy at Voice of American from 1982 to 1984. He was a reporter for Fortune Magazine from 1977 to 1980, and Assistant Editor of The Public Interest from 1976 to 1977. Cropsey received a bachelor's degree from St. John's College and a Master's degree from Boston College.
The President intends to nominate James Thomas Roberts, Jr., to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia. He has been Chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at Augusta Technical College in Augusta, Georgia since 1998. From 1995 to 1998, Roberts worked as President and Consultant for J.T. Roberts and Associates in Augusta. Mr. Roberts served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1990, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Roberts is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.
The President intends to nominate James Michael Wahlrab, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio. He has been with the U.S. Marshals Service since 1979, most recently serving as a senior inspector for the Judicial Security Division in Cincinnati since 1992. Wahlrab was a criminal investigator for the Witness Security Division from 1985 to 1992. From 1979 to 1985, he was a Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio in Columbus.
The President intends to nominate James Robert Dougan, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Michigan. From 1968 to 2000, he was with the Kent County Sheriff's Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan, working through the ranks to become Sheriff. Dougan served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968, and as a road patrol deputy for Kent County from 1965 to 1966. Mr. Dougan has an Associates of Arts Degree from Ferris State University.
The President intends to nominate David Scott Carpenter, to be United States Marshal for the District of North Dakota. Carpenter has served as a Deputy United States Marshal for the District of North Dakota since 1989. From 1979 to 1989, Mr. Carpenter was an Officer for the Jamestown Police Department in Jamestown, North Dakota.