THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REDDING PITT TO BE U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Redding Pitt, a veteran of the Alabama Attorney General's office, to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
Redding Pitt has served in the Alabama Office of the Attorney General since 1986 in several capacities: as an Assistant Attorney General (1986 - 87), Chief Deputy Attorney General (1987 - 91) and, most recently, as Special Counsel to the Attorney General (1991 - present). In his current position, Pitt serves as the chief legal officer of the Office of the Attorney General.
Previously, Pitt served the state of Alabama as Assistant Secretary of State (the summer of 1986), as Assistant Legal Advisor to the Director of Finance (1984 - 86), and as Counsel to the Secretary of State (1981 - 84).
Pitt was born in Decatur, Alabama on March 29, 1944. He earned a B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1967 and a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1977. He served in the United States Army from 1969 - 72, attaining the rank of Captain. Pitt is married to Abby van Alstyne and the couple has one son.