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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 22, 2003

Personnel Annoucement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual to serve in his administration:

The President intends to nominate Joshua Bolten to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Bolten currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House. From March 1999 through November of 2000, Mr. Bolten was Policy Director of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign. He also served as Policy Director of the Bush-Cheney Transition. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Bolten served as Executive Director, Legal & Government Affairs, for Goldman Sachs International in London.

During the Administration of President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Bolten served for three years as General Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and one year in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. From 1985 to 1989, he was International Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Earlier, Mr. Bolten was in private law practice with O'Melveny & Myers, and worked in the legal office of the U.S. State Department. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Kissinger Commission on Central America.

Mr. Bolten received his A.B. with distinction from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. Immediately after law school, he served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. During the fall semester of 1993, Mr. Bolten taught international trade at Yale Law School.