Washington -- President George W. Bush has appointed Paul B. Jones to the Internal Revenue Service’s Oversight Board and J. Russell George as Treasury inspector general for Tax Administration.

Jones, who graduated with the President at Yale in 1968, has served as vice president for strategy and business development for CBS, general counsel for Warner Communications’ cable operations and senior vice president and general counsel for parent Time Warner.

George, who currently serves as Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was staff director and chief counsel for the House Subcommittee on government, management, information and technology. In addition, he served as an associate director for policy in the Office of National Service at the White House.

Both appointments await confirmation.

Meanwhile, at a hearing last week in Washington, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., urged both Jones and George to “rise above the inertia in these agencies.”

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