Clinton Appointments

December 13, 1992

Ronald H. Brown

Secretary of Commerce

Born: 1941, Washington, D.C.

Educated: Middlebury College, B.A.; St. John's University School Law, J.D.

Career: former deputy executive director, National Urban League; former chief counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; partner in the Washington law firm Patton, Boggs & Blow; chairman, Democratic National Committee.

Reputation: A pragmatic, diplomatic man who can be hard-nosed. A skilled negotiator.

Quote: "His approach is designed to get the job done." -- attorney Clifford Alexander.

Thomas F. `Mack` McLarty

Chief of Staff

Born: 1946, Hope, Ark.

Educated: B.A., University of Arkansas.

Career: Business, public service; chief executive officer, Arkla Inc. natural gas company, former Arkansas state legislator.

Reputation: Successful businessman regarded as a capable politician and quiet power broker.

Quote: "I cannot imagine turning on 'Crossfire' and seeing Mack McLarty there." -- Sen. David Pryor of Arkansas.

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