December 22, 1994 |
President Clinton has settled on Dan Glickman, the Kansas Democratic congressman who lost a reelection bid, to be secretary of agriculture, Administration officials said Wednesday. The announcement could come today or Friday. Glickman, 50, a nine-term congressman swept out of office in the GOP midterm wave, served on the House Agriculture Committee and was a key player in writing the 1990 farm bill, which expires this year.
December 13, 1992 |
Sitting on a wooden milk crate behind Washington's cavernous Union Station, Rep. Mike Espy scribbled on an envelope 10 reasons why President-elect Bill Clinton should nominate him agriculture secretary. It seemed like a brash move for a 39-year-old congressman, the first black elected to the House of Representatives from Mississippi in more than 100 years.
December 27, 2002 |
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has finished her treatments for cancer and is in good health, a spokesman said. Veneman, 53, was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer in September. Treatment included a lumpectomy, a breast-saving type of surgery in which doctors removed the lump, then six weeks of radiation therapy. Because she had treatments daily, Veneman did not travel outside Washington after being diagnosed.
December 24, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton completed his final Cabinet selections Wednesday night and prepared to announce them today--choosing Zoe Baird, the general counsel of Aetna Life & Casualty Co., as the nation's first female attorney general and tapping Mickey Kantor, his campaign chairman and a prominent Los Angeles lawyer, as U.S. trade representative, transition officials said.
December 25, 1992 |
Mike Espy, President-elect Bill Clinton's choice to be the new agriculture secretary, began making history the moment that his name was announced. The 39-year-old Mississippi congressman is the first black to be named to the job and the first Southerner in a post that traditionally has gone to someone from a Midwestern state. Unlike most predecessors, Espy is not a well-known agribusiness executive or a specialist in large-volume crops such as corn or wheat.
March 31, 1995 |
Dan Glickman was handily confirmed Thursday as secretary of agriculture and pledged to get to work immediately on the 1995 farm bill. The Kansas Democrat and 18-year veteran of the House Agriculture Committee promised to represent "all of America" and said he would be an advocate for farmers and ranchers. "The future of American agriculture is being debated right now, and I intend to be very active in that debate," said Glickman, 50, after the 94-0 Senate vote to confirm him.