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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 11, 1998
                         AS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

The President today announced his intent to nominate Richard Danzig to be Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Richard Danzig, of the District of Columbia, is currently a private consultant. From 1993 until 1997, Mr. Danzig was the Under Secretary of the Navy. From 1981 to 1993, he was a Partner at Latham and Watkins in Washington, DC, and was one of nine directors of the National Semiconductor Corporation from 1987 to 1993. From 1979 to 1981, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics, and from 1977 to 1979, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in that same office. After serving as a law clerk to Justice Byron White, he taught law at Stanford from 1972 to 1977, and was a Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows during the years 1975 to 1977.

Mr. Danzig received his B.A. from Reed College in 1965 (Phi Beta Kappa). He was a Rhodes Scholar who received a Bachelor of Philosophy in 1967, and Doctor of Philosophy in 1968, from Oxford University. He went on to receive his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1971.

The Secretary of the Navy is responsible for business of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, mobilizing and demobilizing for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.