Mr. Morningstar, a political appointee and a major Democratic Party campaign contributor, is a former CEO for the CoStar commercial real estate corporation. He served in the Clinton administration as ambassador to the European Union and as a special adviser on the European and Eurasian countries that gained independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
He was also as a special adviser to President Clinton on Caspian Sea oil issues, and promoted the construction of an oil pipeline from the Azeri capital of Baku to the Turkish city of Ceyhan.
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