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
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.
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