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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 16, 1997
                             TO THE FEDERAL BENCH

The President today nominated Ronald Lee Gilman to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

"I am very pleased that President Clinton has nominated Ron Gilman to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals," said Vice President Al Gore. "I have known Ron for many years and his reputation for honesty, integrity, and hard work will be of great service to the people in the Sixth Circuit of Tennessee. I am confident that Ron will do an outstanding job on the Federal Bench."

Ronald Lee Gilman is a 54 year-old Tennessee native who has spent his entire professional career in the Memphis area. Gilman attended Memphis's Christian Brothers Academy, graduating as valedictorian in 1960. He then earned his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology ('64) and his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard ('67). Since graduation from law school, he has been an attorney at Farris, Mathews, Gilman, Branan & Hellen. Early in his legal career (1967-74), he represented indigent defendants in federal court and engaged in a general civil litigation practice. From 1974 to 1984, he concentrated in the areas of estate planning, business formation, and commercial litigation. Since 1985, his primary emphasis has been in the areas of business litigation, arbitration, and mediation.