Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary||
Contact: Stephen Brooks
|For Immediate Release:January 30, 2004||
Secretary Norton Announces that President George W. Bush Intends to Nominate Sue Ellen Wooldridge as Solicitor
Washington - Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced that President George W. Bush intends to nominate Sue Ellen Wooldridge to serve as Solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The announcement is subject to confirmation by the United States Senate once the official nomination is made by the President.
"Sue Ellen Wooldridge
will bring a great deal of legal experience to the Office of the Solicitor,"
said Norton. " Sue Ellen has been a tremendous asset in her current
position at Interior, and I'm excited that she will bring her unique
talents to our legal department as we continue to manage our national
Previously, Wooldridge was in private practice in Sacramento, California (1987-1994 and 1999 - 2001), served as General Counsel to the non-partisan California Fair Political Practices Committee (2000), and was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the California Department of Justice (1994 - 1998).
Wooldridge earned an A.B. from the University of California, Davis in 1983, and a J.D. from the Harvard University Law School in 1987. She's admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and in the state and federal courts in California. She's is currently a resident of Virginia.
The Solicitor is the General
Counsel for the Department of the Interior and represents the Department
in administrative and judicial litigation, and in meetings, negotiations,
and other contracts with Congress, Federal agencies, States, Tribes
and the public.
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