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Statement by the President: Death of Senator Paul Coverdell (7/18/00)

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                                THE WHITE HOUSE

                         Office of the Press Secretary
                             (Camp David, Maryland)

For Immediate Release                                      July 18, 2000

                           STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

     Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Senator
Paul Coverdell.

     Paul Coverdell spent a lifetime serving the people of Georgia and our
country.  He was a tireless advocate who worked to ensure that children
have access to quality education.  And he was a leader in America?s war
against drugs.  As Director of the Peace Corps, he proudly carried
America?s spirit of volunteerism around the world.

     I join all Americans in honoring Paul Coverdell for his years of
service as a soldier, a public servant, and a statesman.  Our thoughts and
prayers are with his wife, Nancy, his family and his many friends.


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