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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 9, 2001

President Bush Announces Three Individuals to Serve in His Administration

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

The President intends to nominate Edward J. Fitzmaurice to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2004.  Fitzmaurice presently has a private law practice in Dallas, Texas, and from 1984 to 1996, he was Of Counsel to Hicks and Associates, a labor law firm.  In 1983, he was an Associate with Kern, Wooley and Maloney.  Before practicing law, Fitzmaurice was a pilot for Braniff II and an International and Domestic Captain, Co-Pilot and Flight Engineer for Braniff International Airlines.  He is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from Villanova University and Southern Methodist School of Law.

The President intends to nominate Beverly Cook to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health.  Cook has served as Manager of the Department of Energy's Idaho Operations Office since June 1999. From 1991 to 1999, she served with the Office of Nuclear Energy, first as the Director of Space and National Security Programs, then as Associate Director of Disposition Technologies and then as Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Energy.  Cook was a Supervisory Engineer at the Division of Plant Systems and Components for the Defense Nuclear Safety Board and from 1975 to 1990, she held a variety of positions at the EG&G Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.  Cook is a graduate of the University of Washington at Seattle.

The President intends to designate James Herbert to be Acting Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities from November 10, 2001, to December 10, 2001.  Herbert has served as a Senior Executive of the National Endowment of the Humanities since 1989 and is presently the Director of the Division of Research Programs.


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