18 February 1998
TEXT: RUDMAN, HARRINGTON TO HEAD INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD
(Both nominees have extensive intelligence experience) (510)
Washington -- President Clinton announced February 17 that he has
named former Republican Senator Warren Rudman to be the new chair and
former Duke University Law School assistant dean Anthony Harrington to
be vice chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Rudman has served as the Board's acting chair since 1977. Harrington
is currently a member of the Commission on Roles and Capabilities of
the U.S. Intelligence Community.
The Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board advises the President on the
quality, quantity and adequacy of intelligence activities.
Following is the White House text:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of The Press Secretary
February 18, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WARREN B. RUDMAN AS CHAIR AND ANTHONY S.
HARRINGTON AS VICE CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE
The President today announced his intent to appoint former Senator
Warren B. Rudman as Chair and Anthony S. Harrington as Vice Chair of
the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Senator Warren B. Rudman, of Hollis, New Hampshire, is being appointed
as Chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He
currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board and has been Acting Chair
since November 1997. Senator Rudman is a partner at the international
law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and formerly
served as Vice Chair of the congressionally-created Commission on the
Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community. He
served in the U.S. Senate from 1980-1992, where he was Chairman and
Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee and Vice Chairman of the Select
Committee investigating arms transfers to Iran. Senator Rudman also
served as a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, the
Appropriations Committee, the Government Affairs Committee and the
Subcommittee on Investigations. Before his U.S. Senate career, Senator
Rudman was the Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire, where
he established the first Consumer Protection Division and
Environmental Protection Division of the Attorney General's office. He
was a combat platoon leader and company commander in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War. Senator Rudman earned his B.S. from Syracuse
University and his L.L.B. from Boston College Law School.
Anthony S. Harrington, of Easton, Maryland, is being appointed as Vice
Chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He
currently serves as a member of the Commission on Roles and
Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is a senior
partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson and is a
founder, director, or officer of various business and non-profit
organizations. He was formerly Assistant Dean of Duke Law School. Mr.
Harrington received his B.A. as Morehead Scholar from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his L.L.B. from Duke University.
By advising the President on the quality, quantity and adequacy of
intelligence activities, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory
Board enhances the national security of the United States.
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