THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CALVIN "BUCK" BUCHANAN TO BE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI The President today announced his intent to nominate Calvin "Buck"
Buchanan, 38, to be the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Buchanan, a Mississippi native, and currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the office, will be the first African American to serve as a United States Attorney in Mississippi.
Buchanan has been with the office since 1990, he has prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters, including drug and narcotic violations and firearms charges. He received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Mississippi.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office he served in the United States Army for over seven years. As an Army Judge Advocate, he served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and general civil counsel.
Buchanan, born in Okolona, Mississippi, actively participates in the community. He serves as a mentor for special students in the Oxford School System. Buchanan has served on the Board of Directors of the Rape Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi and the Oxford-Lafayette County ElderCare Coalition. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar and the Magnolia Bar Association, where he is on the Awards and Scholarship Committee. He is a past member of the William C. Keady American Inns of Court.
Buchanan served as a part-time instructor of Business Law, and as a member of the Law Alumni Board of Directors at the University of Mississippi. Presently, he is a member of the Alumni Association's Minority Alumni Advisory Council.
Buchanan and his wife, the former Donna Faye Conner, currently reside in Oxford, Mississippi.