E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E O F T H E P R E S I D E N T
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 19, 1993
PRESIDENT WILL NOMINATE SAMUELS FOR TAX POST AT TREASURY
(Washington, DC) President Clinton announced today that he intends to nominate Leslie Samuels, a highly respected tax attorney, as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the Department of Treasury.
"As I take the case for my economic plan to the people of this country," said the President, "I am very pleased to know that someone of Leslie Samuels' calibre will be watching over tax policy at Treasury. He will do an excellent job at keeping my commitment to a tax system that is fair to all Americans."
Samuels, who is a certified public accountant as well an attorney, has been a partner in the law firm of Cleary, Gotlieb, Steen and Hamilton since 1975, and has been with the firm since 1968. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania and of Harvard Law School, where he was Editor of the Law Review. He has coauthored a number of articles on tax issues in such publications as Tax Law Review and Tax Lawyer.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Samuels lives in New York City with his wife, Dr. Augusta Gross. They have two grown children, Colin and Polly.