Earlier today President Bush announced his intention to appoint to following individuals to be Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Elliot Abrams, of Virginia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Joshua B. Bolten, of the District of Columbia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Alan I. Casden, of California, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 01/15/11;
Michael Chertoff, of New Jersey, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
William Danhof, of Michigan, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Sanford Gottesman, of Texas, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Cheryl Feldman Halpern, of New Jersey, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
J. David Heller, of Ohio, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Amy Kaslow, of Maryland, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
M. Ronald Krongold, of Florida, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Michael B. Mukasey, of New York, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Daniel Silva, of the District of Columbia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09.

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