THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Istanbul, Turkey) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 17, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AL FROM AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BOARD OF VISITORS President Clinton announced his intent to appoint Al From as a
member of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors.
Mr. Al From, of Annapolis, Maryland, is currently the President of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). A veteran Capitol Hill and White House aide, his legislative stewardship has been featured in two books about the U.S. Senate. In 1987, he was named a Capitol Hill "All Pro" by Washingtonian magazine. Prior to founding the DLC, Mr. From was Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus from 1981 to 1985. For two years, he was Deputy Advisor on inflation to President Jimmy Carter. From 1971 to 1979, he directed the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, chaired by Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
Mr. From earned his MA in Journalism and was editor of the Daily Northwestern while at Northwestern University.
The Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy visits the Academy annually to inquire into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider. With the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, the Board may make other visits to the Academy in connection with its duties or to consult with the Superintendent of the Academy.