October 1, 1998 |
Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, forced from office in 1994 amid allegations that he took gifts from lobbyists and companies he regulated, is scheduled to face trial in Washington on 38 felony counts of corruption. Espy faces charges that he took $35,000 in illegal gifts, from sports tickets to a crystal bowl, and then tried to cover it up. Independent counsel Donald C. Smaltz has spent four years and more than $17 million on the inquiry.
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.
March 11, 1995 |
The nomination of Dan Glickman to be the next agriculture secretary was sent to the Senate on Friday following a lengthy background check that bogged down on financial matters. White House officials forwarded the nomination to the Senate Agriculture Committee, which will hold confirmation hearings on March 21. Glickman, a Democrat who served nine terms in the House before his defeat in November, was chosen by President Clinton in December to replace Mike Espy, who left under an ethical cloud.
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 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.
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.