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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 14, 2005

Nominations Sent to the Senate

John B. Bellinger III, of Virginia, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State, vice William Howard Taft, IV.

R. Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs), vice Marc Isaiah Grossman, resigned.

C. David Welch, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice William J. Burns.

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