THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM M. WARDLAW AS MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint William M. Wardlaw as Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Mr. William M. Wardlaw, of San Marino, CA, is currently a Partner of Freeman Spogli & Co., Inc., a privately owned merchant banking firm. From 1984 to 1988, he was Managing Partner of Riordan & McKinzie and from 1980 to 1984, he was a Partner at O'Melveny & Myers. He is the recipient of the 1995 Urban Leadership Award and the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce Special Recognition Award.
Mr. Wardlaw received a B.A. with highest honors from Whittier College and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The American Battle Monuments Commission is responsible for commemorating the U.S. Armed Forces in locations where they have served since April 6, 1917, by designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American military burial grounds on foreign soil. The Commission also controls the erection of military monuments and markers in foreign countries by other American citizens, both in the public and private sectors. The Commission operates and maintains 24 burial grounds for the war dead and 73 memorial structures worldwide.
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