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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Okinawa, Japan)
For Immediate Release                                      July 20, 2000

President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint D. David Eisenhower, Alfred Geduldig, Susan B. Harris and Rocco C. Siciliano as Members of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

Mr. D. David Eisenhower, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is a writer, teacher and lecturer at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates and has received the Golden Slipper Award for Public Service in Philadelphia. Mr. Eisenhower is the grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He received a B.A. degree from Amherst College and a J.D. from the George Washington University.

Mr. Alfred Geduldig, of New York, New York, is a principal of Geduldig & Ferguson, Inc., a strategic communications firm. Mr. Geduldig serves on the communication advisory committees of the Black Executives Exchange Program (National Urban League) and United Way of New York. He is a former Non-Governmental Organization delegate to the UN for the International Public Relations Association and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Council for the United States Information Agency. Mr. Geduldig received a B.A. degree from New York University.

Ms. Susan B. Harris, of Bethesda, Maryland, is a consultant with Hadassah's Washington Action Office. Prior to that, she was a consultant at Heidepriem & Mager Inc. From 1992 until 1998, Ms. Harris was the Washington Representative for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She received a B.A. degree from the George Washington University and a J.D. from American University.

Mr. Rocco C. Siciliano, of Beverly Hills, California, is Chairman of the Board of the Dwight D. Eisenhower World Affairs Institute. He was the youngest Special Assistant to President Dwight Eisenhower. Mr. Siciliano is a World War II combat decorated veteran and is very active in public service in California, where he was also the Chairman of the California Business Roundtable. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Utah and a L.L.B. from the Georgetown University Law School.

Public Law 106-79, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, established the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. The Commission is charged with formulating plans for an appropriate permanent memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower to perpetuate his memory and his contributions to the United States.