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                         THE WHITE HOUSE

                  Office of the Press Secretary



For Immediate Release                             July 2, 1993

         PRESIDENT NAMES AMBASSADORS TO AUSTRALIA, LAOS;
       ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH;
                    SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOMALIA

(Washington, DC)    The President announced his intention today
to nominate career Foreign Service officers Edward Perkins and
Victor Tomseth to be Ambassador to Australia and Ambassador to
Laos, respectively, and Toby Gati to be Assistant Secretary for
Intelligence and Research.  In addition, the President has
accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Robert Gosende, in
his capacity as Special Envoy for Somalia.

     Edward Perkins, a Career Minister in the Foreign Service,
served as the U.S. Permament Representative to the United Nations
from May 1992 - February 1993, after having served as Director
General of the Foreign Service and Director of State Department
Personnel.  From 1986-89, he was Ambassador to South Africa, and
he has also served at senior posts in Liberia and Ghana and at
the Department of State.  He holds a B.A. from the University of
MAryland and a Masters and Doctorate in Public Administration
from the University of Southern California.

     Victor Tomseth, the Diplomat in Residence at the North
Caolina Consortium for Internaitonal/Intercutural Education, has
been Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Thailand
and Sri Lanka, and has held senior positions in the State
Department Buerau of Newar East and South Asisan Affairs.  During
a Foreign Service career that began in 1966, he has also held
positions in Iran, Thailand, and Nepal.   He also served as a
Peace Corps volunteer in Napal from 1964-65.  Tomseth holds a
B.A. from  from the University of Oregon and an M.A. from the
University of Michigan.

     Toby Gati is Senior Vice President for Policy Studies at the
United Nations Association of the United States of America, where
she has worked since 1979.    In addition, she is a consultant to
BDM International, Inc. on Russian affairs, and to the Ford
Foundation for a joint profect on Soviet and American polieis on
Southern Africa.  She has also served as a consultant to ABC News
for several special programs on the former Soviet Union.  She
holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and masters
degrees in Slavic Language and Literature and in International
Affairs from Columbia University.

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     Robert Gosende has been the U.S. Special Envoy for Somalia
since earlier this year.  He was previously the Diplomat in
Residence at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
>From 1967-92, he served in the United Stated Information Agency,
holding such positions as Director of the Office of African
Affairs and Assciting Associate Director of the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs, as well as at several positions
in South Africa, Poland, Somalia, and Libya.  Before joining
USIA, he was a teacher, both in the United States an at a school
in Uganda.   Gosende holds both a B.A. and an M.A. from the
American International College in Springfield, MA.

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                         THE WHITE HOUSE

                  Office of the Press Secretary



For Immediate Release                             July 2, 1993

              3 DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS NAMED

(Washington, DC)    President Clinton announced his approval of
three senior executive service appointments at the Department of
Defense today, naming V. Larry Lynn to Deputy Under Secretary for
Advanced Technology; Major General Frank Horton to be the
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Command, Control,
Communications, and Intelligence; and Mari-Luci Jaramillo to be
the Deputy Secretary for Inter-American Affairs.

     Larry Lynn is currently Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer of the Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation, which
he helped to found in 1985.  In addition, he serves on the
Defense Science Board and the Army Science Board.  From 1981-85,
he was Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA), and from 1979-81 served at the Pentagon as
Director of Defensive Systems in the Office of the Undersecretary
of Defense for Research and Engineering.  Prior to that, he was a
member of the staff at M.I.T.'s Lincoln Laboratory.  He is a
veteran of the U.S. Navy.

     Major General Frank B. "Barry" Horton III (USAF) is
currently the Director of Intelligence at the U.S. Strategic
Command.  A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy,  Horton has
served in a wide range of command and intelligence positions for
more than 30 years.  Before his current assignment he served as
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at the Strategic Air
Command, Deputy Director for Foreign Intelligence at the Defense
Intelligence Agency, and Chairman of the National Intelligence
Council.   In addition to his degree from West Point, he holds an
M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University, and
studied at the National War College, the Air War College, and the
Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course.

     Mari-Luci Jaramillo is the Assistant Vice President for
Field Services, headquartered in the Bay Area office of
Educational Testing Services.  Prior to joining ETS in 1987, she
served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at the
University of New Mexico, where she had also been Associate Dean
of the College of Education, Chair of the Elementary Education
Department, and a special assistant to the University President.
>From  1977-81, she was United States Ambassador to Honduras.  She
has worked as a speaker and consultant in many countries of Latin
America, Spain, and Germany.

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                         THE WHITE HOUSE


                  Office of the Press Secretary



For Immediate Release                             July 2, 1993


          PRESIDENT NOMINATES U.S. ATTORNEY FOR ARIZONA

(Washington, DC)    President Clinton announced today that he has
nominated Janet Napolitano to be the U.S. Attorney for the
District of Arizona.

     Napolitano is a Partner in the Phoenix firm of Lewis and
Roca.  She previously served as a clerk to Judge Mary Schroeder
of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition, Napolitano is
the First Vice Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and was
formerly a member of the Democratic National Committee.  She
serves on the Board of Regents of Santa Clara University, her
alma mater, is a member of the Charter 100, and was formerly
secretary of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration.

     Napolitano, 35, holds a B.S. from the University of Santa
Clara, where she was the first woman valedictorian, and a J.D.
from the University of Virginia.

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