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Office of the Press Secretary

         For Immediate Release                                                  
         November 1, 1993


                President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate 
         three individuals to be United States Attorneys.  Charles Stevens 
         is the President's choice for the Eastern District of California, 
         Patrick Patterson for the Northern District of Florida, and 
         Katrina Pflaumer for the Western District of Washington.
                Charles Stevens is the partner in charge of the Sacramento, 
         CA office of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and an 
         adjunct professor of law at Sacramento's McGeorge School of Law.  
         From 1984-87, he was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central 
         District of California.  Stevens, 36, is a graduate of  Colgate 
         University and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of 
         California.  He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Ann. 
                Patrick Patterson has been an Assistant State Attorney in 
         the state of Florida since 1983.  He had previously practiced law 
         privately, and was a partner in the firm of Patterson and Susco.  
         In addition, Patterson worked briefly as an assistant public 
         defender.  A graduate of Tulane University and the University of 
         Florida Law School, he lives in Pensacola with his wife, Anne.  He 
         is 44 years old.
                Katrina Pflaumer, a Seattle attorney, has been in private 
         legal practice since 1980.  Prior to that, she had spent three 
         years as a Federal public defender for the Western District of 
         Washington, and two years as public defender for Seattle and King 
         County.  Pflaumer holds a B.A. from Smith College, M.A. from 
         Columbia University, and J.D. from the New York University School 
         of Law.  A resident of Seattle, she is 48 years old.

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