THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Chicago, IL) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 17, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HAROLD C. PACHIOS TO U.S. ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Harold C. Pachios as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Harold Pachios, once an Associate White House Press Secretary under then Press Secretary Bill Moyers (1964), today serves as a partner with the Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios law firm in Portland, Maine. In addition to his earlier tenure at the White House, Mr. Pachios served in the Kennedy Administration as Public Affairs Officer and Congressional Liaison Officer for the Peace Corps and as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Pachios was previously Chairman of the Maine Democratic Party for four years and was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Maine's 1st Congressional District in 1980. He has served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, President of the National Committee for Symphony Orchestra Support, and Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Mr. Pachios is Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine School of Law, a trustee of the American College of Greece, and a fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation. Mr. Pachios has been a trustee of the Maine College of Art and the Maine Maritime Academy, as well as the Director of the Portland Boys Club. He graduated from Kent School (Kent, CT) and received an A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1959 and a law degree from Georgetown University in 1965.
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is an independent, presidentially appointed, citizens panel created by Congress to advise the President, the Secretary of State, and the U.S. Information Agency Director.