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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Vice President


For Immediate Release December 1, 2000

STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT

Tipper and I are saddened by the unexpected passing of Bob Damus, General Counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. Bob was a superior attorney and scholar. His sound judgment, extraordinary intellect and wise counsel will be missed by all who had the good fortune to have known or worked with him. As a career civil servant, Bob embodied the best of our nation's spirit. Bob served three administrations with integrity and a commitment to excellence. His dedication and hard work during twenty years of government service twice earned him the highest honor a career civil servant in the Senior Executive Service can receive, the Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Executive.

Tipper and I offer our prayers to Bob's wife, Pam, and his children, David and Elizabeth.

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