THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD H. DEANE, JR. AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Richard H. Deane, Jr. to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Mr. Richard H. Deane, Jr., of Stone Mountain, Georgia, is currently a United States Magistrate Judge in Atlanta, a position he has held since February 1994. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Deane served for 14 years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's office for the Northern District of Georgia. He gained extensive trial and appellate experience, handling a wide variety of criminal cases, including narcotics offenses, white collar fraud, theft, environmental crime, and civil rights violations. He also served as chief of both the General Crimes Section and the Criminal Division. Since 1980, Judge Deane has periodically combined his federal career with his academic role as adjunct professor of law at Georgia State University and Atlanta University.
Judge Deane is chairman of the Georgia Bar Association's Correctional Facilities Services Committee and is a member of the Elections Committee. In addition to membership in other professional and academic organizations, he participated in the NAACP Mentoring Program and serves on the National Law Enforcement Involvement Committee, which works with at-risk youths on alternatives to violence. He has received several special commendations for his trial work and educational achievements. Judge Deane received his bachelor of arts degree and his law degree from the University of Georgia. In 1979, he received an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan 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.