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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release November 30, 1998
                  PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JENNY LURAY AS 
                    DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
             AND DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S INITIATIVES AND OUTREACH

President Clinton today named Jenny Luray as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Women's Initiatives and Outreach.

The President said, "I am pleased that Jenny Luray has joined the White House staff as Director of the White House Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach. Her extensive background in the primary issues concerning women will be enormously helpful as we continue our strong advocacy on behalf of women and families."

Since May 1995, Ms. Luray has served as Legislative Director for Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY). In that position, Ms. Luray oversaw the legislative activities of Representative Lowey, including her work on family planning, abortion rights, and women's health.

Before joining Representative Lowey's staff, Ms. Luray was a policy analyst with the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Study Group, where she wrote briefs on health care reform, welfare reform, women's issues and Social Security. Ms. Luray has also served as Acting Executive Director of the Harvard University Trade Union Program and was Education and Research Director at the Office Technology Education Project in Boston.

Ms. Luray earned an M.P.A. from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1991 and an A.B. in Sociology from Brown University in 1983.

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