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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 13, 2001

President Bush to Nominate Five Individuals to Serve in His Administration

President  George  W.  Bush  today announced his intention to nominate five individuals to serve in his administration.

The President intends to nominate Dennis Cluff Merrill of Oregon, to be the United  States  Marshal  for the District of Oregon.  Merrill has served in the  Portland  Police  Bureau  since  1975  in various positions, including Supervisory  Sergeant,  Investigations  Branch  Assistant  Chief,  and most recently,  Captain  in  the  Human Resources Division. He has commanded the 82nd  Brigade  based  in  Lake  Oswego,  Oregon  since 1998, as a Brigadier General  in  the  Oregon  Army  National  Guard.   Merrill is a graduate of Portland State University.

The  President  intends  to nominate Nehemiah Flowers of Mississippi, to be the  United  States  Marshal  for  the  Southern  District  of Mississippi. Flowers  worked  as  the  Executive  Assistant  to  Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi  from  1973  to  2001.   From  1968 to 1973, he was director of Public   Affairs  of  WLBT-TV  in  Jackson,  Mississippi.   Flowers  has  a bachelor's in Business Administration from Belhaven College.

The  President  intends to nominate Eric Eugene Robertson of Washington, to be  the  United  States  Marshal  for  the  Western District of Washington. Robertson  has  been  a  member  of the Washington State Patrol since 1985, first as a Trooper from 1985 to 1995, then as an Investigator and Detective from  1995  to  1998.  He is presently the Director of Government and Media Relations.   In  1995,  Robertson  was  elected  to the Washington House of Representatives, where he served until 1998.

The President intends to nominate Michael Wade Roach of Oklahoma, to be the United  States Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma.  He has served in  the Oklahoma City Police Department since May of 1977, most recently as a  Major in the Operations Bureau.  Roach has an associate's degree from El Reno Junior College.

The President intends to nominate David Glenn Jolley of Tennessee to be the United  States  Marshal  for the Western District of Tennessee.  Jolley has been a Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation since 1983. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has a BS   in   Criminal  Justice  Administration  from  Middle  Tennessee  State University.