THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LETITIA CHAMBERS AS REPRESENTATIVE AND
JAMES C. HORMEL AND PREZELL R. ROBINSON AS ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FIFTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY The President today announced his intention to nominate Letitia
Chambers, of Washington, D.C., to be a Representative and James C. Hormel, of San Francisco, California, and Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to be Alternate Representatives to the Fifty-first Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Ms. Chambers is President of Chambers Associates, Inc., a public policy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Ms. Chambers is also President of the Coalition of Publicly Traded Partnerships, Director of the Council for Excellence in Government, and Member of the National Advisory Board at the Center for National Policy. She previously served as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Minority Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Senior Budget and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.
Ms. Chambers was born in Alva, Oklahoma. She received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree and Doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Hormel is a San Francisco businessman and philanthropist who is currently Chairman of Equidex, Inc., a firm which manages his and his family's investment and philanthropic activities. Although no longer in practice, he is an attorney, and has previously served as Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve from 1951 to 1957.
Mr. Hormel was born in Austin, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School.
In 1995, Dr. Robinson retired from the Presidency of Saint Augustine's College, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served for 28 years. Until recently, he served as Project Manager for Developmental Technologies, Inc., which is contracted with the United States Agency for International Development. He was stationed in Pretoria, South Africa, from January to July, 1996. Currently, he is the Mott Endowed Distinguished Professor at Saint Augustine's College.
Dr. Robinson was born in Batesburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor's egree from Saint Augustine's College, and his Master's and Doctoral degrees from Cornell University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and understands the French and German languages.
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