[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book I)]
[March 29, 1993]
[Pages 368-369]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Nomination for Administrator of General Services
March 29, 1993

    In a move designed to cut waste and promote efficiency in the 
Federal Government, the President today announced his intention to 
nominate Roger Johnson, chairman an CEO of Western Digital, to head the 
giant General Services Administration. The first Republican named to a

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top post in the new administration, Johnson served as an outspoken 
advocate for the Clinton-Gore ticket during the Presidential campaign, 
joining with other Orange County, CA, Republicans to endorse the 
Clinton-Gore plan to reinvest the Government and make it work for the 
American people.
    ``Roger Johnson's skills as a business leader and strong commitment 
to Government change will ensure that economy and efficiency are 
standard rule at the new GSA,'' said the President. ``Partisan politics 
have no place at this crucial juncture of our history. We must all work 
together to get our Government back on track.''

Note: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the 
Press Secretary.