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By Kent Larsen

Bush Nominates LDS Congressman to UN Post

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S President George W. Bush announced November 27th that he was nominating Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, the representative of American Samoa in the U.S. Congress, to serve as a public delegate to the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly. His nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate the next day. During his largely ceremonial service, which will last through December 21st, Faleomavaega will retain his seat in Congress.

The U.S. normally has a total of five public delegates to each session of the General Assembly, in addition to U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte and three deputy ambassadors. Two of the public delegates are normally members of the U.S. Congress, serving as honorary delegates. The other Congressman nominated was Steven Chabot of Ohio.

Faleomavaega has been American Samoa's delegate in Congress for 12 years, and is currently in his seventh term. Prior to serving in Congress, he was American Samoa's Lieutenant Governor and before that, its Deputy Attorney General.

A Vietnam Veteran, Faleomavaega graduated from BYU and from the Univeristy of Houson Law School. He also holds a master's degree in law from the University of California at Berkeley.


President Bush Announces Six People to Serve in His Administration
White House Press Release 27Nov01 T2


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