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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 4, 1996


Patrick J. Griffin, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs, announced today that he has informed the President of his intent to resign, effective February 1. Griffin has served in his current position since December, 1993.

"It has been a genuine honor and pleasure to serve President Clinton and my country," Griffin said. "This is the most rewarding and challenging job of my life, and I will always be grateful to him for giving me this opportunity. But two years in this job is like a career in most others. After a lot of thought, I have concluded that it is time for me to move on. At this time, I have made no decisions about future employment. I do look forward to assisting the President in other ways in the future."

"Pat has done an extraordinary job working with the Congress on behalf of my policies and priorities," the President said. "During the last year especially, he has done so under very challenging circumstances. His unceasing hard work, his commitment, his knowledge and experience, and his loyalty have meant a great deal to me, and I am going to miss him."

Prior to working in the White House, Griffin served as Secretary to the Senate Democratic Conference, as well as other positions in the Senate, worked in the public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller, and had his own firm, Griffin, Johnson, & Associates.