DC – Donald Washington was sworn in as the director of the U.S.
Marshals Service today in a ceremony at the Tom Stagg U.S. District
Court in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr.
presiding and Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals administering the oath of office.
the agency’s 11th director since the office was established in 1970.
The Department of Justice will hold a ceremonial installation
service for Washington when he arrives at Marshals headquarters.
“We are thrilled to have Director Washington return to the Department.
He brings a wealth of experience as a former U.S. Attorney and lawyer in
various private and corporate capacities,” said U.S. Attorney General
William Barr. “We look forward to formally welcoming him to the U.S.
Marshals Service at a ceremony April 11th.”
Trump nominated Washington Oct. 2, 2018, to lead the U.S. Marshals. The
U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination March 14.
A 1977 West Point
graduate, Washington served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve until
1987. In 1989, he received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of
Law, Houston, Texas. After law school, Washington began his legal career
as an attorney at Conoco Inc.
In 2001, President George W. Bush
appointed him U.S. Attorney for Western Louisiana, a 42-parish federal
jurisdiction that includes Lafayette, Shreveport, Alexandria, Monroe and
Lake Charles. Washington served on several U.S. Attorney General’s
Advisory Committees, as well as subcommittees on Civil Rights,
Controlled Substances, and Native American Issues. Washington also
served as the Chairman of the Southeastern U.S. Organized Crime Drug
Enforcement Task Force. In 2010, he returned to private practice in
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