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Mr. BOREN (for himself, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. Chafee, Mr. D'Amato, Mr. Danforth, Mr. DeConcini, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Gorton, Mr. Rudman, and Mr. Warner) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

S. Res. 164

Whereas William H. Webster has served his Nation with exceptional dedication, honor and distinction for over 25 years and has been appointed to important federal positions by five different Presidents;

Whereas William H. Webster began his extraordinary public service as lieutenant in the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean War before becoming the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri in 1960;

Whereas William H. Webster continued his selfless devotion to public service as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and, subsequently, as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit;

Whereas William H. Webster served with unparalleled probity and effectiveness as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nine years;

Whereas William H. Webster's commitment to competent and professional administration and his profound sense of moral and legal propriety were crucial in enabling the Federal Bureau of Investigation to make major achievements in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism, and in combatting government corruption and organized crime;

Whereas William H. Webster brought an extraordinary integrity and dedication to principle and the rule of law to the Central Intelligence Agency during a troubled period and restored public and congressional confidence in that critical institution;

Whereas William H. Webster provided the Central Intelligence Agency with outstanding direction in a period of unprecedented world change and left the Agency well-positioned to confront the challenges of the 1990's and beyond;

Whereas William H. Webster provided excellent leadership to the national intelligence community's critical contribution to the historic victory in Operation Desert Storm; and

Whereas William H. Webster has earned the deep respect, admiration, and trust of the highest officials in the executive and legislative branches of our Government, and particularly of the present and former members of the Intelligence Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives for his unstinting honesty and integrity in the service of his country: Now therefore, be it,

Resolved, That on the occasion of his retirement from federal service, the United States express and record its deep appreciation to William H. Webster for his exceptionally distinguished service to the federal judiciary, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to the Central Intelligence Agency, to the national intelligence community, and to the people of the United States.