THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
JAMES ALLAN HURD, JR. TO BE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate James Allan Hurd, Jr. to be the United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands. Mr. Hurd has spent most of his 20-year legal career as a prosecutor. He is the former First Assistant United States Attorney in the District of the Virgin Islands, and since August 1994 he has been serving on a detail to the Department of Justice in Washington as the Director of the Office of Legal Education for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
Mr. Hurd was a member of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of the Virgin Islands from 1980 to 1981 and from 1984 to 1987. His present service with the office began in 1989. He was a Deputy District Attorney in Denver, Colorado from 1975 to 1980 and then the Chief Deputy District Attorney from 1981 to 1984. He was a partner in the law firm of Holt and Hurd in the Virgin Islands from 1987 to 1988, and a partner in the law firm of Pomerantz, Shelby and Hurd, also in the Virgin Islands, from 1988 to 1989.
He served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and was on reserve duty from 1979 to 1980.
Hurd received his B.A. from Howard University in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1975. In 1992, he was the President of the Virgin Islands Bar Association and the following year served on the Bar Association's Board of Governors. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Commissioner on the Virgin Islands Law Review Commission. In 1992 he received a Special Achievement Award from the Department of Justice in 1993 he was given a Director's Award by the Department.