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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                     (Ramstein Air Base, Germany)
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For Immediate Release                                        May 5, 1999
              PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FLORENCE K. MURRAY 
        TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE

The President today announced his intent to nominate Florence K. Murray to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute.

Ms. Florence K. Murray, of Newport, Rhode Island, retired after 40 years from the Rhode Island Court system in 1996. She was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court from 1956-1978 and 1979-1996. Justice Murray presided over the court as Chief Justice from 1978-1979. She currently sits by designation as a member of the Court. Ms. Murray served as the special chairperson to the Committee to Develop Uniform Rules of Evidence, chairperson to the Professional Conduct/Professional Ethics Committee, and the chairperson for Continuing Legal Education. She received an A.B. degree from Syracuse University and an LL.B. degree from Boston University.

The State Justice Institute was established to award grants to improve judicial administration in the State courts of the United States. It is a private, non-profit organization established by Federal law to further the development and improvement of judicial administration in the State courts.

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