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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 24, 1994
                         AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA 

      President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate 

Alfred H. Moses as Ambassador to Romania.

Mr. Moses is an attorney and a partner in the firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he has practiced law since 1956. He has been active in American-Romanian relations for many years. During the Ceausescu period he represented the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in negotiating with Ceausescu and his government to facilitate Jewish emigration and to preserve Jewish institutions in Romania. He also worked on behalf of Romanian dissidents including those imprisoned for pro-Christian activities. His efforts lead to the printing in Romania of the New Testament used by Baptist congregations. He also served in the White House in the last year of the Carter Administration as Special Advisor and Special Counsel to the President. Mr. Moses is president of The American Jewish Committee.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1929, Mr. Moses received his B. A. Degree from Dartmouth College. He also did graduate work at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University and received his J. D. Degree from Georgetown University Law School. He was on active duty as an officer in the U. S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He is married to the former Carol Whitehill and currently resides in McLean, VIrginia.