The Clinton administration is taking a serious look at Texas Banking Commissioner Catherine A. Ghiglieri for the chairmanship of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Ms. Ghiglieri will be interviewed by the White House personnel office Tuesday regarding the FDIC post.

Ms. Ghiglieri first surfaced as a possible nominee June 11, when Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tex., sent a letter to President Clinton recommending her for the post.

When asked whether she's worried about her past being dredged up during the nomination process, Ms. Ghiglieri said: "I don't think they'll find anything; I'm really fairly boring."

Ms. Ghiglieri said her home-state Sens. Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchison have already told her they would support her confirmation.

Until a permanent FDIC chief is confirmed, the agency is being led by acting Chairman Andrew C. Hove Jr. following the June 1 resignation of Ricki Helfer.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's restructuring continues. Michael L. Brosnan was named director for treasury and market risk, reporting to Scott Calhoun, deputy comptroller for risk evaluation and market risk.

Mr. Brosnan's former title, senior deputy comptroller for capital markets, was abolished.

The agency tapped Jose Tuya as director for international banking and finance. Previously an examiner, Mr. Tuya will report to deputy comptroller John Abbott.

The agency also named 69 new assistant deputy comptrollers to be stationed in the six OCC districts.

Each assistant deputy comptroller will supervise examiners at a group of small and midsize national banks.

The appointments are part of an agencywide reorganization begun in January when the OCC announced that supervision of the 34 largest national banks would be shifted from the district offices to Washington.

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