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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 8, 1994
                      TO THE REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL

     The President today announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth

Frawley Bagley, of the District of Columbia, as Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal.

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley is an attorney and was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She served in the Department of State for four years during the Carter Administration in the Office of Congressional Relations and as a special assistant to Ambassador Sol Linowitz on the Camp David Accords' negotiations over Palestinian autonomy. She also served as Congressional Liaison to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley was born on July 13, 1952, in Elmira, NY. She is a 1974 graduate of Regis College, in Weston, MA, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in French and Spanish. She is a 1987 graduate of Georgetown University Law School, where she obtained a J. D. Degree in international law. She also attended college and law school in France, Spain, and Austria, where she studied international trade law and public international law. She speaks French and Spanish, some Italian, and is presently undergoing intensive language training in Portuguese. She is married and is the mother of two children, ages 4 and 6 months.