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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 20, 1999

     The President today nominated James D. Whittemore to the U.S.

District Court for the Middle District of Florida and Richard C. Tallman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

James D. Whittemore, of Temple Terrace, Florida, has served as a Circuit Court Judge on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Hillsborough County, Florida since 1990. Prior to his appointment to the court, Whittemore was a sole practitioner in Tampa from 1987 to 1990; an associate at Whittemore & Campbell, P.A. from 1982 to 1987; and an associate at Whittemore & Seybold, P.A. from 1981 to 1982. He also served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Office of Federal Public Defender from 1978 to 1981 and as a law clerk and associate at Bauer, Morlan & Wells, P.A. in 1977. Whittemore received his B.S. in Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1974 and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1977.

Richard C. Tallman, of Seattle, Washington, has been a founding partner at Tallman & Severin LLP since February 1999. Prior to founding that firm, Tallman was a member and the head of the white collar criminal defense practice group at Bogle & Gates, P.L.L.C. from 1990 to 1999. From 1983 to 1989, he was an associate and partner at Schweppe, Krug & Tausend, P.S., and he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington from 1980 to 1983. From 1979 to 1980, Tallman was a trial attorney in the General Litigation and Legal Advice Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He received his B.S.C. in 1975 from the University of Santa Clara and his J.D. in 1978 from Northwestern University School of Law. Following law school, Tallman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Morell E. Sharp on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington from 1978 to 1979.

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