THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE "BUDDY" DARDEN AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF THE OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of George "Buddy" Darden to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Mr. Darden was nominated to the United States Senate on October 25, 2000.
Mr. George (Buddy) Darden, of Marietta, Georgia, is a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Long Aldridge & Norman, LLP, with offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Prior to his joining the firm, he represented Georgia's Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Darden served first as a member of the Armed Services Committee and Interior and Insular Affairs Committee. He subsequently served as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and two of its Subcommittees, Defense and Treasury. Mr. Darden serves as a Trustee of the Richard B. Russell Foundation and the National Botanic Garden.
Mr. Darden received his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Georgia.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is a self-sustaining federal agency whose purpose is to promote economic growth in developing countries by encouraging U.S. private investment in those nations.