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THE WHITE HOUSE

                         Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                          October 12, 2000


 PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL B. LEVY AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE
                   PRESERVATION OF AMERICA
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?S HERITAGE ABROAD

     The President today announced his intention to appoint Michael B. =
Levy to
serve as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America?s H=
eritage
Abroad.

     Dr. Michael B. Levy, of Washington, D.C., is Distinguished Profess=
or at the
McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he teaches=
 classes
in Business Ethics and Business and Public Policy.  Dr. Levy is also le=
gislative
consultant to Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber, a law firm based in Denver,=
 Colorado
and Washington, DC.  In 1993, Dr. Levy was appointed by President Clint=
on to
serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Depar=
tment of
Treasury under Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen.  In 1995, he became Se=
nior
Advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.  During his tenure at Treas=
ury, he
led the Agency?s team which helped pass interstate banking legislation,=
 the
assault weapons ban, the Brady Bill, NAFTA, the W.T.O., and President C=
linton?s
1993 budget reconciliation package.  From 1987 to 1993, Levy served as =
Chief of
Staff to former Senator Lloyd Bentsen.  He served as staff economist at=
 the
Joint Economic Committee from 1985 to 1987, and from 1978 to 1985, was =
Associate
Professor at Texas A&M University, gaining tenure in 1984.
     Dr. Levy received a B.S. from Brown University and his Ph.D. in Po=
litical
Science from Rutgers University.

     The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America?s He=
ritage
Abroad is to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments=
, and
historic buildings located abroad, which are associated with the foreig=
n
heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe.  The Commiss=
ion
encourages the preservation of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic=

buildings by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the
Department of State, from foreign governments.

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