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                   Office of the Press Secretary
                        (New York, New York)
For Immediate Release                                  December 10, 1997

                      PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTS 
                      CHRISTINE O. C. MILLER TO 
                     THE COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

The President today made a recess appointment of Christine Odell Cook Miller to begin serving a second term on the United States Court of Federal Claims. Judge Miller was first appointed by President Reagan in 1983. Her first term expired yesterday, December 9, 1997.

Judge Miller, of Washington, D.C., received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1966, and her J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1969. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Miller worked as a law clerk to the Honorable David Lewis on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1970 to 1972, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where she was assigned to the Foreign Litigation Unit and later the Court of Claims Section. Thereafter, she spent two years as a trial attorney with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection. In 1974, Judge Miller joined Hogan & Hartson as a litigation associate. From 1976 to 1978, she was Special Counsel to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, followed by two years as Assistant General Counsel for U.S. Railway Association. In 1980, Judge Miller joined Shack & Kimball, P.C., as an associate; and in 1983, she became a partner with the firm, working in that capacity until her appointment to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.