U.S. Attorney General scheduled to speak in Tulsa on Friday
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2012
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon in Tulsa.
Holder is slated to speak at the formal swearing-in of Danny Williams as the U.S. attorney for the Tulsa-based Northern District of Oklahoma.
The event is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. in the Tulsa Ballroom at the Tulsa Convention Center.
Williams has actually been on the job since early August. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 2 and was informally sworn-in during a brief ceremony the following week. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Williams for confirmation on July 12.
Williams has most recently been a partner in the law firm of Charney, Buss & Williams, His background also includes prosecutorial experience as a former assistant district attorney in Tulsa County.
A native of Mississippi, he is a graduate of Dillard University and the University of Tulsa law school.
The Tulsa-based position had been the last U.S. attorney position still in limbo after the turnover in federal administrations that followed the 2008 presidential election.
The Obama administration and Oklahoma's two Republican senators had been unable to agree on a nominee until Williams' name was put forward in March.