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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Aboard Air Force One)

For Immediate Release August 3, 1999

The President today nominated Gail S. Tusan to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and Richard K. Eaton to the Court of International Trade.

Judge Gail S. Tusan, of Atlanta, Georgia, has served as a judge on the Superior Court of Fulton County since 1995. Prior to her appointment and then election to the Superior Court, Judge Tusan served as a judge on the State Court of Fulton County from 1992 to 1995; the City Court of Atlanta from 1990 to 1992; and the Magistrate Court of Fulton County from 1986 to 1990. From 1984 to 1989, she served as an Administrative Law Judge for the City of Atlanta. Judge Tusan practiced law at the Joyner Law Offices from 1986 to 1990; Asbill Porter Churchill & Nellis from 1984 to 1986; and Kilpatrick & Cody from 1981 to 1984. In addition, she has been a faculty member at the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada-Reno since 1990. From 1989 to 1990, Judge Tusan also served as an adjunct law instructor at the Georgia State University School of Law. She received her B.A. in 1978 from the University of California at Los Angeles and her J.D. in 1981 from the George Washington University National Law Center.

Richard K. Eaton, of Washington, D.C., has been a partner with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan since 1995. Prior to joining Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Mr. Eaton practiced law as a partner with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon from 1993 to 1995 and was an associate in that firm from 1983 to 1991. Mr Eaton was also a partner with Eaton Griffith & Mugglin from 1979 to 1980 and with Eaton & Eaton from 1975 to 1976. From 1974 to 1975, he was a clerk and associate in the Office of Scott E. Greene. When not practicing law in a private firm, Mr. Eaton worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as an Administrative Assistant from 1980 to 1983 and from 1991 to 1993; as a Legislative Director from 1980 to 1983; and as an Assistant from 1977 to 1979. He received his B.A. in 1970 from Ithaca College and his J.D. in 1974 from Albany Law School.