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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Eagleburger Sworn In as Secretary of State

December 09, 1992|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Lawrence S. Eagleburger was sworn in as secretary of state in a surprise White House ceremony. Eagleburger, 62, had been acting secretary of state since Aug. 23. He was summoned to the Oval Office for what he had been told was a briefing on Somalia. Instead, he found his family and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waiting with a Bible. The recess appointment will allow Eagleburger to serve with full Cabinet rank for the final six weeks of Bush's presidency.

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