THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 21, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GREGORY M. FRAZIER AS
CHIEF AGRICULTURAL NEGOTIATOR FOR THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Gregory M.
Frazier to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade
Representative. Mr. Frazier was nominated to the United States Senate on
October 19, 2000.
Mr. Gregory M. Frazier, of Abilene, Kansas, is currently the Special
Negotiator for Agriculture and Food Policy, a limited non-career appointee
in the Executive Office of the President United States Trade
Representative. Prior to this position, Mr. Frazier served as Chief of
Staff of the Department of Agriculture from January 1995 to March of this
year. Mr. Frazier also served as a professional staff member for the House
of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Staff
Director for the House Subcommittee on Wheat, Soybeans and Feed Grains of
the Agriculture Committee. From January 1977 until December 1986, Mr.
Frazier served in several capacities for former Congressman Dan Glickman.
Mr. Frazier received a B.A. from Kansas State University in 1975 and
an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1976.
The Chief Agricultural Negotiator facilitates leadership of the U.S.
Government?s role in a series of multilateral and bilateral negotiations
that will affect all aspects of world agricultural trade.