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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release March 14, 1994
        PRESIDENT CLINTON'S LETTER ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION 
           OF ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WEBSTER HUBBELL

March 14, 1994

The Hon. Webster Hubbell
Associate Attorney General
United States Department of Justice

Dear Webb:

It is with profound sadness and regret that I accept your resignation as Associate Attorney General.

I know better than anyone the spirit of citizenship and devotion to the law that inspired you to join our Administration and to take part, as Holmes said, in the actions and passions of our time. In the last year, these values came shining through as you worked for civil justice reform and immigration enforcement, fought to end discrimination in public housing, and to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans.

In these tasks you affirmed our commitment to justice, always with keen judgment and good humor, especially at vital times of challenge for the Department. The Attorney General and I will miss the service and advice you gave us. And I know your accomplishments in office will outlast any interest in the private matters that have arisen from your prior law practice and that motivated the difficult decision you announced today.

Like you, I hope that you will return one day to public service. I remain, as always, grateful for your long and lasting friendship.

Sincerely,