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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 3, 1993


President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate the following individuals to be United States Marshals:

      James J. Molinari, Northern District of California 
      Joe R. Mullins, Eastern District of Kentucky 
      John P. McCaffrey, Western District of New York 
      Phylliss Henry, Southern District of Iowa 
      Charles M. Adkins, Jr., Southern District of West Virginia 

James B. Molinari has been with the San Francisco Police Department, in a broad range of assignments, for 25 years. He currently serves as commanding officer of the Department's Planning and Research Division. From 1987-92, he was the officer in charge of the Narcotics Division, and from 1977-86, he was senior staff member in the Mayor's office, coordinating security for the Mayor and visiting dignitaries. A resident of Farifax, California, Molinari holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University, and studied in the Master of Public Administration program at California State University, Hayword.

Joe R. Mullins has 28 years of experience as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and has served on special assignments throughout the continental United States. Until 1990, he was the senior criminal investigator for the Eastern District. He also served on special assignment in sensitive witness protection programs and providing special security to visiting dignitaries. In 1977, he was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide security for the Camp David Accord meetings. Before becoming a Deputy Marshal, Mullins worked as a Kentucky state trooper, and served for three years in the United States Marine Corps. Mullins, who is 58, lives in Ashland, Kentucky. He and his wife, the former Emma Ruth Vanhoose, have one daughter and two grandchildren.

John P. McCaffrey is a member of the New York State Police, currently serving as senior investigator in Henrietta, New York. He began his career as a state trooper in 1970. Along with serving on special investigative details, his current duties include protective services for both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and hostage negotiations. He has also managed major cases in Western New York, coordinated State Police participation in serial homicide investigation and prosecution, and established a unit to coordinate exchange of information with other law enforcement entities. McCaffrey also served from 1971-83 in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Captain. A York, New York resident, McCaffrey holds his A.A.S. degree from Erie Community College in Buffalo, and has attended several prestigious training academies.

Phyllis Henry is support services manager of the Iowa State University Department of Public Safety. She has previously served as a consultant and research analyst, and was the first woman patrol officer ever to serve in the Des Moines Police Department. During her ten years on the police department from 1972-82, she was promoted to senior police officer and then to sergeant, serving in the communications department and the special area crime unit. Henry, a Des Moines resident, holds an associates degree from the Des Moines Area Community College, and bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa.

Charles M. Adkins, Jr. has served as U.S. Marshal for West Virginia's Northern District since 1987. From 1977-82, he was U.S. Marshal in the states Southern District. In the years between those assignments, he was Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Southern District, where he also served as a Deputy Marshal from 1966-77. Prior to that, he had been a patrolman with the Huntington, West Virginia, Police Department, and had served for three years in the U.S. Army. Adkins, 54, lives in Huntington with his wife, Bobbie Roselyn Adkins, and their three children.

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