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CLINTON'S CABINET PICKS

Deputy Secretary of State

CLIFTON WHARTON JR.

* Born: Boston, Sept. 13, 1926.

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* Education: BA, Harvard University, 1947; MA, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations, 1948; MA, University of Chicago, 1956; PhD, 1958.

* Military service: US Army Air Force, 1945-46.

* Career: Exec. trainee, American International Assn. of Social and Economic Development (AIASED), 1948-49; program analyst, AIASED, 1949-51; head of reports and analysis, 1951-53; executive assoc., Agricultural Development Coun. (ADC), 1957-58; associate, ADC, 1958-64; director, American university research, ADC, 1964-67; vice president, ADC, 1967-69; president, Michigan State University, 1970-78; chancellor, State University of New York system, 1978-87; chairman, Rockefeller Foundation, 1982-87; chairm an and chief executive officer, Teachers Institute and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund, 1987 to present.

* Personal: Married to Delores Duncan; two sons.

* Assessment: Wharton has been a successful academic and business executive and has experience in international economic and agricultural areas. He is the son of the first black US career diplomat.