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                          Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
For Immediate Release                                  August 18, 1997
                      AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE 
                         NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate G. Douglas Jones to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

G. Douglas Jones, of Birmingham, Alabama, is a former staff counsel for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1980-1984. Jones has been in private practice in Birmingham since 1984, both as a sole practitioner and with his own law firm, Jones, Bowron & Selden. Mr. Jones has handled a wide variety of criminal cases, including economic crime, narcotics, fraud, and corruption, as well as personal injury matters and other civil litigation. His courtroom experience has included federal and state cases in areas such as public corruption, extortion, mail and bank fraud, telemarketing fraud, counterfeiting, and drug offenses. Jones served on the Civil Justice Reform Committee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and in the District Court's Local Rules Committee. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Alabama and a J.D. degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principle responsibility for the prosecution of federal matters in their district.