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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 7, 2005

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual to serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate Daniel Fried, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs). Ambassador Fried has served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council since 2001. Previously, he was Principal Deputy Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent States. From November 1997 until May 2000, he was U.S. Ambassador to Poland. Ambassador Fried began his career with the Foreign Service in 1977. Since then, he has served in several positions within the State Department and the National Security Council. Ambassador Fried received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his master's degree from Columbia University.

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