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Office of The Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 18, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON 

The President today announced his intent to appoint Richard N. Gardner and Dean R. O'Hare to serve as Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Ambassador Richard N. Gardner, of New York, New York, holds a chair in Law and International Organization at Columbia University Law School, and is of Counsel to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP., a global law firm. Ambassador Gardner served as the United States Ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981, and to Spain from 1993 to 1997. From 1961 to 1965, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs and received the Arthur S. Fleming Award in 1963, as one of the ten outstanding young men in the Federal Government for his contributions to UN peacekeeping, trade and development, outer space negotiations and human rights. Ambassador Gardner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Law School of Yale, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Mr. Dean R. O'Hare, of Far Hills, New Jersey, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Chubb Corporation. He began his career with Chubb in 1963, as a surety underwriting trainee, was named an officer of the corporation in 1972, was Chief Financial Officer form 1981 to 1984, and was first elected President in 1986. Mr. O'Hare became Chairman and CEO in June, 1988. Mr. O'Hare is an active member of several insurance industries and business organizations. He is Chairman of the Coalition of Service Industries, past Director and Chairman of the American Insurance Association, a Trustee of the U.S. Council for International Business, Chairman of the U.S. India Business Council, Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council U.S. and the Chairman of PBEC International Services Committee. In addition to his business activities, Mr. O'Hare participates in several civic and philanthropic organizations including the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the American Ireland Fund and Co-operation Ireland, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations is responsible for providing overall advice on trade policy matters of the United States. Staff and administrative support for the Committee are provided by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.