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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release September 6, 1994
         PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEFFREY H. SMULYAN AS CHAIRMAN 
              OF THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL 
         TELECOMMUNICATION UNION PLENIPOTENTIARY CONFERENCE AT 
                        THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE 

President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Jeffrey H. Smulyan with the personal rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as the Head of the United States Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Kyoto, Japan, September 19 - October 15, 1994.

In his capacity as Head of the United States Delegation, Mr. Smulyan will advance U.S. proposals to the Conference and promote U.S. interests in the development of international telecommunications. The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency devoted to telecommunications standardization, radio frequency management, and telecommunications development. Mr. Smulyan is founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Broadcasting Corporation, which currently owns seven radio stations in the United States.

Mr. Smulyan was born April 6, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and telecommunications from the University of Southern California in 1969 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1972.

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