Riggs National Corp. on Wednesday named Robert L. Allbritton, the 29-year-old son of chairman Joe L. Allbritton, to be vice chairman.

A Riggs spokesman declined to say whether the younger Mr. Allbritton is in line to succeed his father.

Since 1994, Robert Allbritton has been on the boards of Riggs National and Riggs Bank Europe. In his new post, Mr. Allbritton is to be on the executive, budget, securities pricing, and advertising committees.

He is president of Allbritton Communications Co., a Washington company that owns and operates nine television stations in the eastern United States.

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