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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release October 7, 1998
             PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARGARET ELLEN CURRAN 
       AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND

The President today announced his intent to nominate Margaret Ellen Curran to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island.

Ms. Margaret Ellen Curran, of Providence, Rhode Island, has been serving as Interim United States Attorney since May 1998. She previously held the position of Appellate Chief. Ms. Curran began her legal career in 1983, as a law clerk for a U.S. District Court Judge and then for a Circuit Court Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1985, she became an associate at a private law firm in Providence, Rhode Island, where she specialized in commercial disputes and torts and litigated cases in both state and federal courts. Ms. Curran joined the United States Attorney's office for the District of Rhode Island in 1986, as an Assistant United States Attorney and, in the next four years, handled a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation. In 1990, she became the district's Principal Appellate Attorney and Appellate Chief. Since 1995, Ms. Curran has been an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law where she teaches advanced criminal procedure. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and serves on the Federal Bench/Bar Committee.

Ms. Curran received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree from Purdue University, and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Connecticut Law Review.

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