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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 8, 1994
                      WHITE HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL

The President today announced the appointment of Lloyd Cutler as Special Counsel to the President.

The former Counsel to President Jimmy Carter, Mr. Cutler most recently was a senior counselor to the firm Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering in Washington, D.C.

An experienced legal advisor, he was the Special Counsel to the President's Committee on Urban Housing (1967-1968), the Special Counsel to the President on Ratification of the SALT II Treaty (1979-1980) and a Senior Consultant to the President's Commission on Strategic Forces, the "Scrowcroft Commission" (1983- 1984).

He was member of the Tri-Lateral Commission (1973- 1979 and 1981-1987) and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (1973-present).

He also was a member of the Executive Committee of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1963-1987) and the Executive Director of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (1968-1969).

Mr. Cutler was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1970 and is a member the ABA's Commission on Law and the Economy (1976-present).

His corporate directorships have included: the National Housing Partnership, the Baltimore Orioles and Passamaquoddy Technology.

Mr. Cutler received a B.A. in 1936 from Yale University and a LL.B from Yale Law School in 1939. He is married to Polly Kraft and has four children by a previous marriage: Deborah, Beverly, Lloyd Norton and Louisiana.