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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 30, 1994

     President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate

Terrence B. Adamson to the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute.

Terrence B. Adamson, currently of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Georgia, was also appointed by President Bush to the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute in 1990 and 1992. He was twice confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He has been elected to the Executive Committee of the State Justice Institute by fellow members of the Board. Mr. Adamson is currently a partner in the law firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler.

Mr. Adamson served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States (1977-1979), as well as Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson for the Department of Justice (1978-1979). He was a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1979-1980) and a Henry Luce Scholar in Japan (1975- 1976). He was a law clerk to the Hon. Griffin B. Bell, then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Judicial Circuit (1973-1974). He received his J.D. (with distinction) in 1973 and his B.A. in 1968, both from Emory University. Mr. Adamson is counsel, a member of the Board of Trustees, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Carter Center in Atlanta. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco. Mr. Adamson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Faculty in Atlanta. Mr. Adamson is married to Ede Holiday, a lawyer and businesswoman, and they have two children, Kate 5, and Elizabeth, 3. He has a son, Terry Morgan, 24, a recent graduate of Georgetown University, by a previous marriage.

The State Justice Institute is a private non-profit corporation which provides financial support to projects designed to improve the administration and quality of justice in the State courts. The goals of the Institute are to direct a national program of assistance to ensure that all U.S. citizens have ready access to a fair and effective judicial system; foster coordination and cooperation between State and Federal judiciaries; serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the dissemination of information regarding State judicial systems; and encourage education for judges and support personnel in State court systems.