WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Norman E. D'Amours, a self-described friend of credit unions and consultant for an industry trade group, has been tapped to be chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, the White House said this week.

President Clinton sent papers to Capitol Hill announcing his intent to nominate Mr. D'Amours to the NCUA board late Monday. The papers were received in the offices of the Senate Banking Committee a day later.

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