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June 19, 1998
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President Clinton nominated Richard Holbrooke to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Holbrooke, whose parents fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, is best known for his role in crafting the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended more than three years of fighting in the former Yugoslavia. If confirmed by the Senate, Holbrooke, who left the Clinton administration last year after serving as assistant secretary of state for European affairs, would replace Bill Richardson, who was tapped by Clinton to become secretary of energy.

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