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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 23, 1994
                       INSPECTOR GENERAL AT USAID

     The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeffrey Rush,

Jr. to be the Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Rush brings 24 years of experience in military and criminal intelligence and law enforcement to the role, which for the first time at USAID has been elevated to a Senate confirmation position. For the past 10 years, he served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Rush began his career as a criminal investigator with the Office of Inspector General at USDA in 1971. In 1975, he was promoted to supervisory criminal investigator in Kansas City, MO. In 1978, he was named Assistant Regional Inspector General in Chicago and in 1980 was named Regional Inspector General for Investigations.

He is a 1968 graduate of Baker University. He earned a graduate degree in the Administration of Justice from George Washington University in 1973 and graduated from George Mason University Law School in 1990.

He and his wife, Dawn, have a 13 year old daughter, Logan, and an 8 year old son, Christopher. The family resides in Springfield, Virginia.