THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Oslo, Norway) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 2, 1999 PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONALD W. HORTON AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The President today announced his intent to nominate Donald W.
Horton to serve as United States Marshal for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Donald W. Horton, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, has served with the U.S. Marshals Service for twenty-five years and currently serves as Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia. From 1998-1999, he served as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal, coordinating the day to day operations of the district. He served from 1991-1998 as Chief of the Court Security Division, overseeing protection of judicial facilities and personnel nationwide and disbursement of a nearly $200 million budget. From 1984-1991, he served as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the District of Columbia, overseeing 30 Deputy Marshals and operations including asset forfeiture, court support and protective services to the federal judiciary, execution of court orders, civil and criminal process, cellblock operations, and fugitive investigations. Previously, he served as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the Middle District of Florida, as a Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the Northern District of Ohio, and as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the District of Columbia.
Mr. Horton received a B.A. degree from Georgetown University.
The United States Marshals Service is responsible for providing support and protection for the Federal courts, apprehending Federal fugitives, operating the Federal Witness Security program, maintaining custody of and transporting Federal prisoners, and responding to emergency crisis situations.