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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 12, 2004

Personnel Announcement

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

The President intends to nominate Joseph E. Brennan, of Maine, to be Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a five-year term expiring September 30, 2008. Mr. Brennan has served on the Commission since 1999. He previously practiced law at a firm in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brennan served the state of Maine as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Governor. He earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of Maine.

The President intends to nominate Barbara J. Sapin, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring March 1, 2007. Ms. Sapin currently serves as General Counsel for the National Abortion Federation in Washington, D.C. She previously served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Previously, Ms. Sapin served as General Counsel for the American Nurses Association. She earned her bachelor's degree from Boston University and her J.D. from Catholic University of America.

The President intends to nominate Jack Dyer Crouch II, of Missouri, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania. Mr. Crouch currently serves as Associate Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University. He previously served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy at the Department of Defense. He earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

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