THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES U. S. ATTORNEY FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate James William Blagg to be the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Blagg spent the first 12 years of his legal career as a prosecutor, and served as the First Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas from 1984 to 1985. He joined the United States Attorney's Office in 1980 and became the Chief of the Criminal Division the following year. Prior to that he had been an Assistant District Attorney for Bexar County, Texas from 1973 to 1980. Since leaving the United States Attorney's Office in 1985, Blagg has been in private practice where he has handled a general litigation and criminal law practice.
In 1968, Blagg received his B.A. in Government from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, and was awarded his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1972. During his tenure in the United States Attorney's Office, Blagg received numerous awards from federal law enforcement agencies for his work in federal criminal law enforcement. In 1984, he won the Texans' War on Drugs Prosecutor of the Year Award. Blagg was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Infantry Division, and rose to the rank of Captain, United States Army Reserves. He was born and raised in South Texas. He is married to Nancy Sanford-Blagg. They reside in San Antonio, and have three children, Megan, Erin, and Danielle.