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WALTER B. MCCORMICK JR., DOT'S NEW GENERAL COUNSEL

 WALTER B. MCCORMICK JR., DOT'S NEW GENERAL COUNSEL
 WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Transportation


Andrew H. Card Jr. today announced that Walter B. McCormick Jr. was sworn in Monday as the department's general counsel. He was nominated for the position by President Bush on June 1 and confirmed by the Senate on June 16.
 "I have great confidence in Walter's outstanding abilities, and I am pleased that he has accepted this position," Card said. "The expertise he brings to the position will be of great value to the department and I welcome him to my top management team."
 From 1985 until accepting this position, Mccormick served as Republican chief counsel and staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. From 1982 to 1985, he was a legislative assistant to Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.)
 McCormick was in private law practice in Washington from 1980- 1982. He was an associate with Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz (1981- 1982) and from 1980 to 1981 he was with Leighton, Conklin, Lemov & Jacobs specializing in transportation, telecommunications and administrative law.
 McCormick is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (B.J., 1976) and the University of Missouri School of Law (J.D., 1979). He attended a program for senior managers in government at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1987.
 A native of Kansas City, Mo., McCormick is married, has one child and resides in Alexandria, Va.
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 /CONTACT: Elaine Matrigali of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 202-366-5571/ CO: U.S. Department of Transportation ST: District of Columbia IN: SU: EXE PER


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