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         For Immediate Release                  June 14, 1994
         TO CHAIR EEOC
                President Clinton today announced his intent to 
         nominate Gilbert F. Casellas as Chairman of the Equal 
         Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
                "Gilbert Casellas' dedication and commitment to 
         providing equal opportunities to all Americans and his 
         skilled ability to build consensus around even the most 
         complex issues make me proud to nominate him to Chair this 
         essential commission," the President said.
                Mr. Casellas currently serves as the General 
         Counsel to the United States Air Force. The former chair 
         of the National Hispanic Bar Association, he has worked to 
         increase opportunities for women and minorities in the 
         legal profession, and his commitment to increased 
         employment opportunities extends beyond his profession 
         through his community involvement. 
                He was Special Counsel on the Philadelphia 
         Commission on Human Relations and served on the Mayor's 
         Commission on Puerto Rican and Latino Affairs.  In 
         addition he was appointed Receiver in enforcing judgements 
         for plaintiffs in Title VII cases.
                Prior to joining the Air Force, he was a Partner in 
         Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Roads in Philadelphia 
         handling federal, state, trial and appellate litigation.  
         He was also the Personnel Partner and a member of the 
         Management Committee.
                Mr. Casellas is a member of the Pennsylvania State 
         Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme 
         Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 
         the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle 
         District of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of 
                An alumnus of Yale University (1974) and the 
         University of Pennsylvania Law School (1977), he clerked 
         for Judge Leon Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals 
         for the Third Circuit. 
                The EEOC has the responsibility to enforce Title 
         VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with 
         Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and other federal laws that 
         prohibit employment discrimination.