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

President Bush Announces Two People to Serve in His Administration

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

The President intends to nominate Patrick Francis Kennedy to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform with the rank of Ambassador. A Career Minister in the Foreign Service, he has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration since 1993. He joined the Foreign Service in 1973 and has held multiple posts both in Washington, D.C., and abroad including Supervisory General Services Officer in Paris, France, and Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department's Executive Secretariat. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he is a graduate of Georgetown University.

The President announced his intention to appoint John V. Cogbill, III to be a Member of the National Capitol Planning Commission for a term of six years and upon appointment will designate Mr. Cogbill as Chairman. He is currently a real estate and land use attorney with McGuire Woods LLP, in Richmond, Virginia, and is the Managing Partner of the Richmond Office and of the Richmond Real Estate Group. He has been a member of several civic boards and committees including the Commonwealth Transportation Board from 1995 to 1999 and the Richmond Metropolitan Authority Board from 1995 to 1999. Before joining McGuire Woods, he was a member of the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1976 and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the University of Richmond School of Law.