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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 31, 1994
                      MICRONESIA, AND AZERBAIJAN

President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate three United States Ambassadors: Donald M. Blinken to the Republic of Hungary, March Fong Eu to the Federated States of Micronesia, and Richard Dale Kauzlarich to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

"Donald Blinkin, March Fong Eu, and Richard Kaulzrich have all proven themselves to be dedicated to public service and capable of achievement at the highest levels," said the President. "I expect that they will do an outstanding job of representing our country abroad."

Donald M. Blinken is a Director of E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., an investment banking/venture capital firm which he co-founded in 1966. From 1978-80, Blinken chaired the State University of New York, the nation's largest public education system. He also served as President of the Mark Rothko Foundation and was named to the Special Presidential Nominating panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Carter in 1979. In addition, he is the author of a book on American trade policy and of numerous articles on education and international affairs. A 68-year-old native New Yorker, Blinken holds a B.A. from Harvard College and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He and his wife, the former Vera Evans, have a son, Anthony, who serves at the Department of State.

March Fong Eu has served since 1974 as California's Secretary of State, a statewide elective office. In that role, some of her most renowned accomplishments have been in the field of foreign affairs. From 1975-83, she was the state's Chief of Protocol, serving as the official liaison with the large foreign consular corps located in California. In 1982, she was the driving force behind the establishment of the California State World Trade Commission. Eu, a professional educator, became one of the first women elected to the State Legislature in 1966. She had previously served on the Alameda County Board of Education. Eu holds her B.A. from the University of California, M.A. from Mills College, and a doctorate in education from Stanford University. A third-generation Californian, she is married to Henry Eu.

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Richard Dale Kauzlarich, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has served for the past year as Principal Deputy to Strobe Talbott, the Ambassador-at-Large and Special Advisor to the Secretary on the New Independent States. He had spent two years prior to that as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, response for relations with the former Soviet Union and regional economic issues. Among his other State Department posts have been Director of the Operations Center, Director of the Office of Regional Political and Economic Affairs, Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff. Overseas, he has been posted at U.S. Embassies in Tel Aviv, Addis Ababa and Lome. Kauzlarich, 49, holds an A.A. degree from Black Hawk College in Moline, IL, a B.A. from Valpariaiso University, and M.A. degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan. He is married, and has two grown children.

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