Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Asian Pacific American Presidential Appointments in the Clinton Administration

  • President Clinton has appointed more Asian Pacific Americans than any other President. Three percent of his appointments are Asian Pacific Americans.

  • As Part of the President's commitment to make his Administration look like America, a record number of Asian Pacific American appointees hold positions in all appointment categories:

  • - 2% of the top positions requiring

    - 3% of Presidential Appointments
    Senate Confirmation (PA positions)

    - 3% of the Schedule C positions

    - 3% of the Non-career Senior Executive
    Service Positions

  • Asian Pacific American appointees hold important non-traditional positions, Examples include:

Paul Igasaki Vice Chair Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Donna Tanoue Chair Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Raj Reddy Co-Chair President's Information Technology Advisory Committee
Nancy-Ann Min Deparle Administrator Health Care Finance Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Wayne Gee Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
Phyllis Fong Inspector General Small Business Administration
Delmond Won Commissioner (Designee) Federal Maritime Administration
Jeanette Takamura Assistant Secretary for Aging Department of Health and Human Services
Bill Lann Lee Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Department of Justice
Susan Oki Mollway Judge District of Hawaii, U.S. District Court
Chang-Lin Tien Member National Science Board
Osman Siddique U.S. Ambassador Fiji
Ella Wong-Rusinko Co-Chair (Designee) Appalachian Regional Commission
Harold Hongju Koh Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Department State



Vice President's Asian Pacific American Month Message
Asian Pacific Americans in the Clinton Administration
President's Trip to South Asia Issues Photo Gallery


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