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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 25, 1993


President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate Linda H. Daschle to be the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Linda Daschle's wide range of experience in the aviation industry, in government, and as a consumer give her the perspective that is needed for this position," said the President. "She will be a welcome presence at the FAA."

Daschle is currently the Senior Vice President of the American Association of Airport Executives, the nation's largest professional organization. She was also recently appointed to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Congressional Caucus Advisory Board. Daschle was previously director of federal affairs for the Air Transport Association, and director of the office of congressional, community, and consumer affairs for the Civil Aeronautics Board, and has worked for two commercial airlines. She began her career in aviation as an "official weather observer" for the FAA while attending Kansas State University.

A former Miss Kansas, Daschle is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. She has served as chair of the Oglala-Lakota College Foundation Board, serving the only four year Native American college in the country. In addition, she has been actively involved in campaigns for her husband, U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

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