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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 8, 2007

Personnel Announcement

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

The President intends to nominate Thomas J. Barrett, of Alaska, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation. Mr. Barrett currently serves as Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration at the Department of Transportation. Prior to this, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Barrett received his bachelor's degree from Le Moyne College and his JD from George Washington University.

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