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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Palm Beach, Florida)
For Immediate Release                                   October 31, 1997
                        MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

The President today announced his intent to nominate Beverly B. Martin to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

Beverly B. Martin, of Macon, Georgia, has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's office since 1994. She has handled appellate litigation and prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including serving as the government's lead prosecutor in significant drug conspiracy, felony firearms possession, and counterfeiting cases. Ms. Martin worked from 1984 to 1994, in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Georgia, first as a trial and appellate court litigator, and then as Director of the Business and Professional Regulation Division. In addition to managing a staff and handling special projects for the Attorney General, she prosecuted health care professionals for license violations and defended state trial and appellate judges in legal actions filed against them. From 1981 to 1984, Ms. Martin was with the Macon, Georgia firm of Martin, Snow, Grant and Napier, where she represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings and litigated civil cases.

Ms. Martin is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Macon Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. She also served on the board of the Career Women's Network, where she was involved in establishing and awarding scholarships for working women wishing to return to school. She has also participated in projects to build or improve housing for the needy. Ms. Martin received a B.A. degree from Stetson University and a J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

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