Press Release

March, 1998
CONTACT: Tania Vitvitsky, Sabre Foundation (617) 868-3510


Christopher Bayley, former Deputy Attorney General of the State of Washington, and William F. Clinger, nine-term Congressman from the State of Pennsylvania, have been named to the Board of Directors at the Sabre Foundation of Cambridge, Mass. Sabre, a non-profit organization dedicated to building free institutions, is the largest donor of books to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Sabre has shipped over three million books to over 50 countries around the world.

Mr. Bayley, alumnus of Harvard College (ë60) and Harvard Law School (ë66), held the post of King County Prosecuting Attorney in 1970 in the State of Washington, after which he practiced law with the Seattle firm of Perkins Coie. During his career, he has served as general counsel of Burlington Northern Inc. and Burlington Resources Inc., president and CEO of Glacier Park Company, chairman of the Dylan Bay Companies and New Pacific Partners, and a principal of The Madison Group. He is also a past member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College.

William F. Clinger served as chief counsel to the Economic Development Administration 1975-77. As a member of Congress, he served as chair of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee and vice-chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. An early member of the Ripon Society, he is chairman of the board of the Ripon Educational Fund, Inc. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1972, 1988 and 1996. Mr. Clinger also serves as a trustee of the Council on Excellence in Government, Chautaugua Institution and the National Building Museum.

As board directors, Mr. Bayley and Mr. Clinger join the current Sabre board of directors and officers, including President Kenneth G. Bartels, Josiah Lee Auspitz, Leonard J. Baldyga, Robert H.M. Ferguson, Charles Getchell, Lee W. Huebner, J. Eugene Marans, Anne D. Neal, Martin F. Oppenheimer, John R. Price, Stanley Stillman, Peter J. Wallison, and J. Jackson Walter.

Sabre Foundation has ongoing programs in 23 countries worldwide. In addition to its work in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Africa, Sabreís recent initiatives include programs in Brazil, Grenada, India (Tibetan refugee schools), Mongolia and West Bank/Gaza. Sabre is also working to establish new programs in Cuba, Liberia, and South Africa.

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