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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 15, 1993


President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate George W. Haley to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission. Haley recently completed a term as the Commission's Chairman.

Haley, formerly president of a Washington law practice specializing in transportation, corporate, and international law, began his career in Kansas City, where he practiced law and served as a Deputy City Attorney and State Senator. He came to Washington in the late 1960s to serve as Chief Counsel of the Urban Mass Transit Administration. He went on to serve as Associate Director for Equal Employment Opportunity at the U.S. Information Agency, where he also served as General Counsel and Congressional Liaison. He left government in 1977 to become a partner in the firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, where he remained until founding his own firm in 1981.

In 1983, Haley was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the U.S. delegation at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's General Conference in Paris. He later served on U.S. delegations to an international conference on African refugees, and the Centennial Celebration of Dakar. He was appointed to the chair of the Postal Rate Commission in February 1990.

Haley is a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Arkansas Law School. He and his wife, Doris, have two grown children.

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