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Nomination of J. Michael Luttig To Be an Assistant Attorney General

1990-05-11

The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Michael Luttig to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He would succeed William Pelham Barr.

Since 1989 Mr. Luttig has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. Prior to this, he served as an associate with the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell, 1985 - 1989; special assistant to the Honorable Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1984 - 1985; law clerk to the Honorable Warren E. Burger, 1983 - 1984; law clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1982 - 1983; and Assistant Counsel at the White House, 1981 - 1982.

Mr. Luttig graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1976) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1981). He was born June 13, 1954, in Tyler, TX. Mr. Luttig is married to Elizabeth Ann Luttig, and they reside in McLean, VA.

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