Clinton Appointees

December 25, 1992

Secretary of Transportation

Federico Pena

Born: 1947, Laredo, Texas.

Educated: University of Texas, B.A., LL.B

Career: Member of Colorado legislature; mayor of Denver, Colorado; financial consultant.

Politics: Denver's first Hispanic mayor; played key role in getting controversial new airport for Denver, scheduled to open next year.

Reputation: Popular mayor despite tough economic times during term.

Bruce Babbitt

Born: 1938, Los Angeles

Educated: University of Notre Dame, B.S.; Newcastle University, England, M.S.; Harvard University, J.D.

Career: Comes from old Arizona family; anti-poverty worker; Arizona attorney general; governor of Arizona.

Politics: Presidential candidate, 1988; early member of centrist Democratic Leadership Council.

Reputation: Committed environmentalist; popular Democratic governor in heavily Republican state.

Zoe Baird

Born: 1952, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Educated: University of California, Berkeley, B.A.; Boalt School of Law, University of California, J.D.

Career: Partner, O'Melveny & Myers law firm; associate counsel to President Jimmy Carter; senior vice president and general counsel to the Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co.

Politics: Worked closely with Warren Christopher, Clinton's choice for secretary of state. Close to Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, an early Clinton supporter.

Reputation: Tough, intelligent; named by Business Week as one of the 50 top women in business.

Mike Espy

Born: 1953, Yazoo City, Miss.

Educated: Howard University, B.A.; Santa Clara University, J.D.

Career: Mississippi assistant secretary of state; Mississippi assistant attorney general; member U.S. House of Representatives.

Politics: Elected in 1986 as Mississippi's first black congressman since Reconstruction. Supports abortion rights, favors death penalty, opposes gun control.

Reputation: Has used his position on the Agriculture Committee to service his district and break the back of segregationist politics in the Mississippi Delta.

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