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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release January 19, 1996
                   PRESIDENT NAMES EIGHT TO THE CIVIL 
                    LIBERTIES PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND

President Clinton has made eight appointments to the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. They will serve as recess appointments. They are:

Robert F. Drinan of Massachusetts a professor of Law at Georgetown University and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Father Drinan was nominated on January 5, 1995 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Leo K. Goto of Colorado is the owner of the Wellshire Inn in Denver, Colorado, and is the director of the Colorado Restaurant Association. Mr. Goto was nominated on May 8, 1995 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Susan Hayase of California is a software development engineer at the Hewlett-Packard Company. Ms. Hayase was nominated on January 5, 1995 and her nomination is pending before the Senate.

Elsa H. Kudo of Hawaii is a realtor and former internee who served as a leading spokesperson for Japanese-Peruvian internees. Ms. Kudo was nominated on January 5, 1995 and her nomination is pending before the Senate.

Yeiichi Kuwayama of the District of Columbia is a decorated World War II veteran who is now retired. Mr. Kuwayama was nominated on January 5, 1995 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Dale Minami of California is a partner in the law firm of Minami, Lew, Tamiki and Lee. Mr. Minami was nominated on January 5, 1995 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Peggy Nagae of Washington is an attorney and a principal in the management consultant firm of PNL Consultants. Ms. Nagae was nominated on May 25, 1995 and her nomination is pending before the Senate.

Don Toshiaki Nakanishi of California is the director of the Asian-American Studies Center at UCLA. Mr. Nakanishi was nominated on January 5, 1995 and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors was established in 1988 for the purpose of administering the Fund and redressing the civil liberties violations committed during World War II. The Board sponsors research and public education activities aimed at ensuring that the events and circumstances of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood. With these recess appointments, the Board can actively administer the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.

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