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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                      (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
For Immediate Release                                  November 21, 1998

The President today announced his intent to appoint Steven M. Hilton, Esq., Frank B. Moore and William G. Simpson to be members of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Mr. Steven M. Hilton, Esq., of Silver Spring, Maryland, is currently a Principal with the Legislative Strategies Group, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C. He served the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director in the Office of Public Liaison. Before joining the Legislative Strategies Group, Mr. Hilton was Senior Associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He also served as the Minority Chief of Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution and as Senior Legislative Assistant to Senator Specter. He is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve where he has held many positions including Aide to Camp and Commander of a Military Police Company. Mr. Hilton received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Frank B. Moore, of Cambridge, Maryland, is Vice President for Government Affairs at VMX Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and direction of federal and state government and regulatory affairs for the Family of Companies. Previously, Mr. Moore was an Assistant to the President for Congressional Liaison during the Carter Administration. He also served then-Governor Jimmy Carter in several capacities, first as Special Assistant, then as his Chief of Staff. Mr. Moore served on the boards of several organizations such as the World Board of Governors of the USO, the Democratic Leadership Council, the Environment Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the Lincoln Park Zoo Board. Mr. Moore received his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Mr. William G. Simpson, of Arlington, Virginia, is currently the President of Bill Simpson and Associates, Inc. He served as Washington Representative for three successive Governors of Mississippi. During the Carter Administration, from 1978 to 1980, he was a Deputy Assistant to the President. From 1968 to 1978, he was an Administrative Assistant to Senator Eastland of Mississippi and prior to that he was the Special Assistant to Governor Johnson of Mississippi. Mr. Simpson is a former naval officer and a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He attended the Marion Military Institute and the University of Mississippi.

The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for commemorating the U.S. Armed Forces in locations where they have served since April 6, 1917, by designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American military burial grounds on foreign soil. The Commission also controls the erection of military monuments and markers in foreign countries by other American citizens, both in the public and private sectors. The Commission operates and maintains 24 burial grounds for War Dead and 73 memorial structures worldwide.