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                       Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Newark, New Jersey)
For Immediate Release                                    October 8, 1997
                            TO THE DISTRICT BENCH

The President today nominated Garr M. King to serve as U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon, and Judge Norman K. Moon to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

Garr King received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1959, and an LL.B. degree from Northwestern College in 1963. He began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Multnomah County Oregon District Attorney's Office. In 1966, King joined the law firm of Morris & Bailey as an associate. Since 1971, he has been a partner with the firm of Kennedy, King & Zimmer in Portland, Oregon.

Judge Norman Moon received his B.A. (1959), J.D. (1962) and L.L.M. (1988) degrees from the University of Virginia. From 1962 to 1969, he was an associate at the law firm of Williams, Robertson & Sackett. In 1970, he became a partner at the firm of Edmunds, Williams, Roberston, Sackett, Baldwin & Graves. In 1974, Judge Moon was elected to serve on Virginia's twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit, a trial court of general jurisdiction. In 1985, he won election to the Virginia Court of Appeals, where he has served as Chief Judge since 1993.