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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 15, 1994


President Clinton today announced two nominees to serve on the U. S. District Court: Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Catherine D. Perry for the Eastern District of Missouri.

"I am proud to nominate Stanwood Duval and Catherine Perry to the federal bench," the President said. "I know they will serve with distinction."

Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., 52, has been with the Houma, Louisiana law firm of Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery & Lovell as an associate and a partner since 1966. He has also served as Parish Attorney for Terrebone Parish Consolidated Government and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houma. He earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Louisiana State University. Duval and his wife, Deborah Barnes Duval, have two children and live in Houma, Louisiana.

Catherine D. Perry, 41, has served since 1990 as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Previously, she had been an associate and a partner with the St. Louis law firm of Armstrong, Teasdale, Kramer & Vaughan. She has also been an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. Perry received her B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and her J.D. degree from Washington University Law School where she was awarded the Order of the Coif. Perry and her husband, Sedgwick Mead, Jr., have two children and live in St. Louis, Missouri.