[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

GLIN==> New Assist. Secretary of Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Nominated





----- Forwarded by Rich Greenwood/R3/FWS/DOI on 07/19/2001 11:03 AM -----
(Embedded image moved to file: pic06191.pcx)
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS ADDRESS - SEE MESSAGE FOR CONTACT INFO!
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
 From                R3 External Affairs                                   
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
 Subject             Norton Praises President Bush's Intention to Nominate 
                     Craig Manson                                          
                     as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish       
                     Wildlife and Parks                                    
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           


(Embedded image moved to file: pic19815.pcx)
Office of the Secretary
Contact: Eric Ruff
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2001
                                           202-208-6416

    Norton Praises President Bush's Intention to Nominate Craig Manson
    as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish Wildlife and Parks

WASHINGTON-- Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton today praised President
Bush's intention to nominate  Craig Manson, a California Judge,  to serve
as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  The
position is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate once the official
nomination is made by the President.

"Judge Manson is a strong leader who will bring a wealth of experience in
working with wildlife and endangered species issues," said Secretary
Norton.  "He has a distinguished record in government, and time and again
he has demonstrated the ability to listen to all sides.  Judge Manson's
background in working with federal and state government will serve him well
as Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks."

Manson was appointed to the Sacramento County Municipal Court in
January1998, and elevated to the Superior Court in June 1998.  Before that
(1993-98)  he served as General Counsel for the California Department of
Fish and Game, where he was responsible for providing legal and policy
advice to agency Director, the Secretary for Resources, and the Governor,
on state and federal Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water law,
California Environmental Quality Act and other natural resource issues.

Judge Manson is also an Adjunct Professor at the McGeorge School of Law.
Prior to his appointment to the Sacramento County Municipal Court, Manson
worked as an attorney (1989-93) with the law firm of Downey, Brand, Seymour
and Rohwer, located in Sacramento California.   He also worked as outside
counsel for the California Department of Conservation.

Manson, a colonel in the California Air National Guard, served as Associate
Professor of Law at the U.S. Air Force Academy (1985-89).  He is the
founding Director of the Academy's Air and Space Law Program.  He served as
Area Defense Counsel (1984-85) for the U.S. Air Force Judiciary, Deputy
Staff Judge Advocate (1983-84), and as International Law Advisor for the
U.S. Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command, United Nations Command in
Korea in 1983.

Manson is a native of Missouri and grew up in New Mexico and California.
He earned his B.S. degree in 1976, from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and
graduated on the Commandant's List for Military Excellence, and the Dean's
List for Academic Excellence.  He earned his J.D. degree in 1981, from
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, with the distinguished
Order of the Coif, Outstanding Graduating Senior, and Editor-in-Chief,
Pacific Law Journal.

Judge Manson has served on numerous boards and is listed among the
Outstanding Young Men of America, and Who's Who in American Colleges and
Universities. He is a member of the American Inns of Court and have
received numerous military awards and decorations.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Manson will become the first
African-American to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish,
Wildlife and Parks.


                                  - DOI -


  Our mission is working with others to conserve , protect, and enhance,
fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit to
                           the American people.

pic06191.pcx

pic19815.pcx