THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHARLES MANATT FOR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE
The President announced today his intent to nominate Charles Manatt to be U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Charles Manatt, of the District of Columbia, is Chairman of the law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, which he co-founded in Los Angeles in 1965. He also co-founded the First Los Angeles Bank and served as its Chairman from 1973 through 1989. Long active in the democracy movement, Mr. Manatt was Founding Chairman of the National Democratic Institute. He also served as Vice Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, Chairman of the International Foundation for Election Systems, and as a board member of the Center for International Private Enterprise and the Center for Democracy. Mr. Manatt has been very involved in numerous community and academic activities. He is a Trustee for the Mayo Clinic Foundation, Director of the Board of Trade of the Greater Washington Area, Director of the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundations and is a former Trustee of the National Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Manatt is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the George Washington University and is also on the Board of Governors of the Iowa State University Foundation.
Mr. Manatt received a B.S. from Iowa State in 1958 and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law in 1962. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves in the Quartermaster Corps and the Judge Advocate General's Corps.