The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 20, 2002

Statement by the Vice President

Lynne and I are deeply saddened by the death of our friend John Robson, the chairman of the Export-Import Bank. John was a strong leader who was committed to making a positive mark on any organization in which he served. He often said it was his duty to "leave a place better than when he came" and at the Ex-Im Bank he was well on his way to accomplishing this task. He was a dear friend of ours and we will miss his friendship, wit, and uncommon decency and dedication.


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