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Former State official

May 7, 2003

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— President Bush on Tuesday named L. Paul Bremer, a former ambassador and head of the State Department's counterterrorism office, to be his special envoy to Iraq and oversee its transition to democratic rule.

Bremer will become the civilian administrator, heading the transition team that includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, currently the top-ranking U.S. civilian in Iraq.

Bremer will oversee all political and reconstruction efforts. He will arrive in Iraq this week.

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