THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEVEN CLAYTON STAFFORD AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA The President today announced his intent to nominate Steven Clayton
Stafford to serve as United States Marshal for the Southern District of California.
Mr. Steven Clayton Stafford, of San Diego, California, has served in various positions with the United States Marshals Service since 1981. Currently, Mr. Stafford is the Acting United States Marshal in the Southern District of California. In 1997, he served as the Assistant Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the district as well where he was responsible for overseeing all operational and administrative divisions of the district. In 1999, the district was named Distinguished District of the year. From 1987 to 1997, he was a Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal in the District of Massachusetts. During this period, Mr. Stafford also served as Acting Regional Coordinator of the New England Organized Crime Enforcement Task Force.
Mr. Stafford received a B.S. degree from Northeastern University in 1981.
The United States Marshal 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.