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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 28, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON 
                        NAMES E. WILLIAM CROTTY 
                    AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO BARBADOS

The President today announced his intent to nominate E. William (Bill) Crotty to be U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, to Antigua and Barbuda, to the Commonwealth of Dominica, to Grenada, to St. Kitts and Nevis, to St. Lucia and to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Mr. E. William Crotty, of Daytona Beach, Florida, has been a practicing attorney since l958, and currently serves as the Senior Managing Partner of Black, Crotty, Sims, Hubka, Burnett, Birch, and Samuels. He was appointed by President Clinton in May 1996, to serve on the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. Mr. Crotty received Senate appointments to the Judicial Foundation Board and the National Skill Standards Board. He also serves on numerous professional and service boards within the Daytona community.

Born on June 28, 1931, in Claremont, New Hampshire, Mr. Crotty graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in economics. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Frederick L. Leckie Scholar. Mr. Crotty received a Masters of Law in Taxation from the New York University Law School.