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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 6, 1998
                       AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE 
                      UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

The President today announced his intent to nominate Charles R. Stith to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Mr. Charles Stith, of Boston, Massachusetts, is the Founder and National President of the Organization for a New Equality (O*N*E). Founded in 1985, O*N*E is a non-profit organization whose top priority is expanding economic opportunity for people historically excluded from the economic mainstream. It has offices in Boston, Washington and Kansas City. From 1979 to 1994, Mr. Stith served as senior minister of the Union United Methodist Church in Boston. In 1994, Mr. Stith was selected to serve as a member of President Clinton's Special Delegation to monitor South Africa's first multiracial elections.

Mr. Stith earned a B.A. from Baker University, an M.Div. from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a Th.M. from Harvard University Divinity School. In 1991, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from his Alma Mater, Baker University.