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Clinton Names Flo Jo, McMillen to Fitness Council

June 23, 1993

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton on Tuesday nominated Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner and former NBA star and congressman Tom McMillen to co-chair the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

″They are heroes to millions of Americans and deservedly so,″ Clinton said. ″I look forward to the advice that they will provide ... on how we can enhance opportunities for all of our people to participate in physical fitness and sports activities.″

Joyner was the first American woman to win four medals at a single Olympics, claiming three golds and a silver at the 1988 summer games in Seoul, South Korea, in various track events.

McMillen, who was defeated for re-election to the House from Maryland last year, played in the National Basketball Association from 1975-86.

McMillen and Joyner succeed Republican muscleman-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who stepped down from the president’s fitness council last month.

Clinton also announced plans to nominate two U.S. attorneys:

-Patrick H. NeMoyer, Erie County Attorney, to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York.

-Mary Jo White, former chief assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to be attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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