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Nomination of James Franklin Rill To Be an Assistant Attorney General


The President today announced his intention to nominate James Franklin Rill to be an Assistant Attorney General (Antitrust Division), Department of Justice. He would succeed Charles F. Rule.

Mr. Rill is currently a practicing attorney in Washington, DC, serving as an antitrust and trade regulation counsel to RJR Tobacco; lead counsel for Cyclops Corp., the Detroit Auto Dealers, and Safeway Stores, Inc.; and an antitrust counsel for various companies and trade associations. Mr. Rill has served in various capacities in the antitrust section of the American Bar Association, including chairman, 1987 - 1988; finance officer, 1984 - 1986; and council member, 1981 - 1984.

Mr. Rill graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1954) and Harvard University (LL.B., 1959). He was born in Evanston, IL, on March 4, 1933.

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