THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 22, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE ?BUDDY? DARDEN AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF THE OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of George
?Buddy? Darden to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Mr. Darden was nominated to
the United States Senate on October 25, 2000.
Mr. George (Buddy) Darden, of Marietta ,Georgia, is a partner in the
Atlanta law firm of Long Aldridge & Norman, LLP, with offices in Atlanta
and Washington, D.C. Prior to his joining the firm, he represented
Georgia?s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of
Representatives for six terms. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Darden
served first as a member of the Armed Services Committee and Interior and
Insular Affairs Committee. He subsequently served as a member of the House
Appropriations Committee, and two of its Subcommittees, Defense and
Treasury. Mr. Darden serves as a Trustee of the Richard B. Russell
Foundation and the National Botanic Garden.
Mr. Darden received his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is a self-sustaining
federal agency whose purpose is to promote economic growth in developing
countries by encouraging U.S. private investment in those nations.