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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 26, 1995

President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint one and nominate three individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

Intent to Appoint:

Jose A. Cabranes of Connecticut was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1994. When appointed to the District Court in 1979, he was the first Puerto Rican appointed to the federal bench. He served for 15 years as a United States District Judge for Connecticut (including the years as Chief Judge). He is a trustee of Yale University and was awarded the National Puerto Rican Coalition's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

Intent to Nominate:

Elisabeth Griffith, Ph.D., of Virginia is an historian and Headmistress of the Madeira School, a girls' boarding and day school, grades 9-12. Dr. Griffith, who teaches American History and Women's Studies, is an elected member of the Society of American Historians and the author of In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She is the recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship and the Junior League of Washington's "Sally Carruthers Spirit of Volunteerism" Award for her efforts in membership diversification. She serves on the boards of Project Match, the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, and the Women Fellows Advisory Committee of the Kennedy Institute at Harvard.

Marc R. Pacheco of Massachusetts was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1992. He is the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Reform in the Massachusetts Legislature, where he also served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1989-1993. Active in regional policy making and economic development issues, he serves as Co-Chair of the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus and serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Leadership Council. Author of Landmark legislation on privatization, he serves as a guest lecturer on public policy and has received the Distinguished Service Award from Bridgewater State College in 1993 for his work and contribution to regional economic development.

Louise L. Stevenson of Pennsylvania is the Chair of the Women's Studies Program, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, and former chair of the History Department at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was the campus representative of the James Madison Foundation scholarship competition for the past three years. She is a member of the American Studies Association, American Historical Association, History of Education Society and the Organization of American Historians.

The Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation provides supervision and direction to the James Madison Fellowship Program, which was established to encourage graduate study of the American Constitution, its roots, formation, principles and development.