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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 22, 2001

President George W. Bush Today Announced His Intention to Nominate Three
Individuals to Serve in His Administration and Announced Two Individuals to

serve as members of the Federal Judiciary. The President intends to nominate Edward William Gnehm, Jr. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he has served as Ambassador to Australia since June 2000. He held the post of Director General of the Foreign Service and Assistant Secretary for Personnel from 1997 to 2000, and was Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative from 1994 to 1997.  He has held a variety of overseas posts, including Ambassador to Kuwait immediately following the Gulf War, and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.  Ambassador Gnehm is originally from Georgia and earned a B.A. and M.A. from George Washington University. The President intends to nominate Larry C. Napper to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kazakhstan.  A career member of the Foreign Service, he has served as the Director of S.E.E.D., Support for Eastern European Democracy, since 1998, and before that held the post of Ambassador to Latvia.  Napper was the Director of the Soviet Desk at the Department of State from 1991 to 1994.  He has held numerous posts overseas including Deputy Chief of Mission in Bucharest and Political and Consular Officer in Moscow.  He is the recipient of several Department awards including an award for valor in 1990.  Originally from Texas, he is a graduate of Texas A&M University and received a Master's Degree from the University of Virginia. The President intends to nominate Frank Huddle, Jr. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Tajikistan.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he has held the post of Principal Officer in Toronto since 1999 and was Principal Officer in Mumbai from 1996 to 1999.  He served in Washington, D.C. as the Director of the Office of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Affairs from 1994 to 1996 and was Charge d?Affaris in Rangoon from 1990 to 1994.  He has completed a variety of assignments overseas and at the Department of State including Principal Officer in Cebu and Songkhla and as a political analyst for South Asia in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Originally from California he is a graduate of Brown University and received a Master's Degree from Harvard University. The President will nominate Richard R. Clifton to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. The President will nominate Carolyn B. Kuhl to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.                             Richard R. Clifton Birth:         November 13, 1950              Framingham, Massachusetts Residence:     Hawaii Education:     1968-1972                 Princeton University                                    A.B. degree 1972-1975 Yale Law School                                    J.D. degree Bar:      1976                           Hawaii Experience:    1975                      Sidley & Austin                                    Summer Associate 1975-1976 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit                                    Law Clerk to Hon. Herbert Y.C. Choy           1977-Present                   Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright                                    Partner           1978-1980                University of Hawaii 1983-1989 Richardson School of Law                                    Adjunct Professor Media Contacts: Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy                       David Louie U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit             President, 808-541-1801                                  Hawaii State Bar Association                                          808-538-7500 Melissa Pavlicek                              Lawrence Foster President, Hawaii Women Lawyers                    Dean, University of Hawaii 808-522-5133   William S. Richardson School                                          Of Law, 808-956-6363 Margery Bronster 808-524-5644

                              Carolyn B. Kuhl Birth:         July 24, 1952                       St. Louis, Missouri Residence:     California Education:     1970-1974                      Princeton University                                          A.B. degree, cum laude           1974-1977                      Duke University School of Law                                          J.D. degree Bar:      1977                           Missouri 1979 California 1986 District of Columbia Experience:    1977-1978                      Law Clerk to Hon. Anthony M.                                          Kennedy, United States Court of                                          Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1978-1981 Munger, Tolles & Rickershauser                                          Associate 1981-1986 U.S. Department of Justice 1981-1982 Special Assistant to the                                          Attorney General 1982-1985 Civil Division                                          Deputy Assistant Attorney General 1985-1986 Deputy Solicitor General 1986-1995 Munger, Tolles & Olson                                          Partner           1995-Present                        Superior Court for Los Angeles                                          County, State of California                                          Judge Media Contacts: Vilma S. Martinez                             Ronald L. Olson Munger, Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles                Munger, Tolles & Olson (213) 683-9100                           (213) 683-9111 Walter Dellinger                              Rex S. Heinke O'Melveny & Meyers                            President, Los Angeles County Bar Washington, DC                           Association (202) 383-5300                           (310) 859-7811 The Honorable Charles Vogel                   Bruce Broillet Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal,          President, Consumer Attorneys of Second Appellate District                          California (213) 830-7433                           (310) 576-1200 Michael Fischman                              David Lopez Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles                Deputy District Attorney (213) 974-2880                           Los Angeles                                         (213) 974-3611

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