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July 4, 1997 | BILL McALLISTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Hershel W. Gober, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and a longtime confidant of President Clinton, will be nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. The president Thursday announced his intention to nominate Gober as he spoke to several hundred veterans at the start of a White House ceremony to build support for expanding membership in the NATO.
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July 4, 1997 | BILL McALLISTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Hershel W. Gober, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and a longtime confidant of President Clinton, will be nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. The president Thursday announced his intention to nominate Gober as he spoke to several hundred veterans at the start of a White House ceremony to build support for expanding membership in the NATO.
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June 7, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a career advocate for veterans who convinced President Clinton that the nation should spend more money on its former military personnel, has submitted his resignation, according to administration officials. Officials said Brown's departure was not unexpected. Near the end of Clinton's first term, Brown told then-White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta that he did not expect to remain in the Cabinet for long, the officials said.
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June 7, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, a career advocate for veterans who convinced President Clinton that the nation should spend more money on its former military personnel, has submitted his resignation, according to administration officials. Officials said Brown's departure was not unexpected. Near the end of Clinton's first term, Brown told then-White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta that he did not expect to remain in the Cabinet for long, the officials said.
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April 30, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Army Secretary Togo West Jr. has won Senate confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs, a Cabinet post he has held on an acting basis since Jan. 2. The veterans post was left vacant when Jesse Brown resigned last summer and Hershel W. Gober, Clinton's first pick to replace Brown, bowed out under pressure. West joined the Army in 1969 and was commissioned an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1997
The curious heading of your Nov. 12 editorial, "The VA's Unkept Promises," was made even more so by the vague and inaccurate claims offered in its support. Your hazy references to the need for "reform" and "more responsive programs," as well as your proclamation that "new approaches are required to meet the needs of ailing veterans," might have been topical four years ago. Even VA's most vocal critics concede the transformation of the veterans' health-care system in the time since--the decentralization of its management structure to align resources around patients and its transition from an acute inpatient care focus to a system grounded in ambulatory and primary care--has been nothing short of extraordinary.
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December 3, 1997 | BILL McALLISTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Army Secretary Togo West Jr., who became a forceful advocate for fair treatment of women in the nation's largest military service, was named Tuesday by President Clinton to head the huge Department of Veterans Affairs. President Clinton announced the expected move at a White House ceremony, hailing the 55-year-old lawyer as an official who "has always understood the special responsibility we owe to our men and women in uniform both during and after their years of service."
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October 29, 1997 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Army Secretary Togo D. West Jr. has emerged as President Clinton's leading candidate to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a mammoth Cabinet-level agency that has been dogged by reports of sexual harassment within management ranks, Senate sources said Tuesday. The president focused on West after VA Deputy Secretary Hershel W.
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May 18, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is moving quietly but steadily toward establishing full diplomatic relations with Vietnam, a move that could occur before the end of the year. In the weeks since the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, there have been low-key visits and exchanges between Washington and Hanoi aimed at settling outstanding disputes and at broadening ties between the two countries.
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July 7, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the face of withering criticism from veterans groups, Togo West Jr. has informed President Clinton that he is job-hunting and will soon step down as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House and congressional sources said. West's impending departure comes after Vice President Al Gore personally looked into complaints lodged by veterans groups against West, whom they portrayed as an ineffectual and uninterested advocate for veterans, sources said Tuesday.
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October 25, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A longtime Arkansas friend of President Clinton withdrew his name from consideration as secretary of Veterans Affairs on Friday when it became clear that Senate hearings would look into a charge that he had made unwanted sexual advances while serving as the agency's deputy secretary. Questions also were raised about a department inquiry into the matter. Hershel W. Gober, 60, a Vietnam War veteran, will remain as deputy secretary, according to a letter he wrote to the president.
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