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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                                        November 2,
2000


 PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTS GEORGE C. DUGGINS AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
                 VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

     The President today announced his intention to appoint George C.
Duggins to serve as a member of the National Veterans Business Development
Corporation.

     Mr. George C. Duggins, of Chesapeake, Virginia, is currently employed
as a computer systems engineer at ValueOptions, the largest privately-held
managed behavioral healthcare company in the United States.  He is also the
National President of Vietnam Veterans of America.  In that role he has
been the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, responsible for all
financial and operational aspects.  Mr. Duggins has also served the Vietnam
Veterans of America as Vice President and as Chairman of the Membership,
Credentials, Convention, Scholarship, and Minority Affairs Committees.  In
1996, he was a member of an official U.S. delegation sent to Vietnam, Laos,
and Cambodia by President Clinton to investigate the POW/MIA issue.  Mr.
Duggins is the past chair of the City of Chesapeake?s Mayor?s Committee on
Veterans Affairs and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Metropolitan
African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church.  He also served on the
Citizens Advisory Board of Nova Chemicals and the Aeolin Club.

     Mr. Duggins received an A.A.S. in computer technology from Tidewater
Community College.

     The members of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation
are charged with the responsibility of expanding the provision of and
improving access to technical assistance regarding entrepreneurship for the
Nation?s veterans.  The Corporation will further assist veterans, including
service-disabled veterans, with the information and expansion of small
business concerns by working with and organizing public and private
resources.

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