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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 18, 1993

                       OHIO AND CONNECTICUT

President Clinton today announced the nominations of five United States Attorneys for regions of Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Connecticut. The five are:

     Jon Ernest DeGuilio, Northern District of Indiana
     Thomas Paul Schneider, Eastern District of Wisconsin
     Peggy A. Lautenschlager, Western District of Wisconsin
     Emily Margaret Sweeney, Northern District of Ohio
     Christopher Droney, District of Connecticut

     Jon Ernest DeGuilio has been the Prosecuting Attorney for 

Lake County, Indiana since 1989, responsible for administration of the second largest prosecutor's office in the state. He had previously been Deputy Lake County Prosecutor from 1981-84 and 1987-89. DeGuilio has also been a public defender, and legal advisor to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Highland Police Commission, as well as conducting a private law practice and remaining active in numerous community activities. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Valparaiso University School of Law, DeGuilio lives in Highland, Indiana with his wife, Barbara Jo, and their two children.

Thomas Paul Schneider, a twenty-one year veteran of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, is currently the County's First Deputy District Attorney. In addition, he teaches in the Statewide Prosecutor Education and Training (SPET) program and in state bar training courses, and has been an instructor for courses at the FBI Academy and at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. Schneider, a resident of Shorewood, Wisconsin, holds his undergraduate and legal degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Peggy A. Lautenschlager, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1989-92. She was elected after having served three years as the Winnebago County District Attorney. Earlier this year, she served for a brief period as Acting Circuit Court Commissioner. Lautenschlager is also a member of the Democratic National Committee, and was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. She holds a B.A. from Lake Forest College in Illinois, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Emily M. Sweeney is the Chief of the Appellate Litigation and Asset Forfeiture Division of the Office of the United States Attorney for Northern Ohio. She has held that position since 1988, and has worked in the U.S. Attorney's office since 1982. Before attending law school, Sweeney worked as an English teacher and publications manager. She holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and lives in Cleveland with her husband and daughter.

Christopher Droney is a member of the Hartford, Connecticut law firm of Reid & Reige, where he focuses on trial work. He was Mayor of West Hartford from 1985-89, has served as a Special Public Defender and Special Master in the U.S. District Court and the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Hartford. He is also active in a variety of Hartford-area civic activities, and in the state and national Democratic parties. A graduate of the College of Holy Cross and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Droney lives in West Hartford with his wife and three daughters.

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