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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President George W. Bush intends to nominate Michael P. Jackson to the position of deputy secretary of Transportation.

Jackson is currently the vice-president and general manager of business development at Lockheed Martin’s Transportation Systems and Services division.

He was previously senior vice-president and counselor to the president at the American Trucking Association.

He served in a variety of positions within the U.S. federal government, including chief of staff at the Department of Transportation, from 1992 to 1993 and special assistant to the President and executive secretary for Cabinet Liaison during the senior Bush’s presidency.

Separately, President George W. Bush has also announced plans to nominate Massachusetts governor Paul Cellucci to the position of ambassador to Canada.

Cellucci reportedly is a personal friend of the president.

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