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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                           (Dakar, Senegal)
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For Immediate Release                                      April 2, 1998
              PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD NELSON SWETT
                 AS UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO DENMARK

The President today announced his intent to nominate Richard Nelson Swett to be U.S. Ambassador to Denmark.

Congressman Richard Nelson Swett, of Concord, New Hampshire, is a former two-term U.S. Representative of New Hampshire's Second District and is President of Dick Swett Associates, an energy and management consulting firm in New Hampshire. Elected to office in 1990, Congressman Swett, among other accomplishments, coauthored the Congressional Accountability Act, which has been praised as one of the most significant Congressional reforms in recent years. Prior to his service in the House of Representatives, Congressman Swett was President of an alternative energy development firm, and earlier in his career worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Architects and Engineers. He was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, and received a Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects.

Congressman Swett received his B.A. Degree in Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Timothy Dwight Master's Cup for excellence.

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