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Nomination of John Warren McGarry To Be a Member of the Federal Election Commission


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Warren McGarry to be a member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 1995. This is a reappointment.

Since 1978 Mr. McGarry has served as Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission. Prior to this, he served at the Federal Election Commission as Vice Chairman, 1980 and 1986, and as Chairman, 1981 and 1985. He was Special Counsel on Elections in the United States House of Representatives for the Committee on House Administration, 1974 - 1978.

Mr. McGarry graduated from Holy Cross College (B.S., 1952) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1956). He served as a signalman first class in the U.S. Navy for 3 years. Mr. McGarry is married and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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