United States Attorney For the Eastern District of Tennessee
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United States Attorney For the Eastern District of Tennessee

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee is the chief federal law enforcement officer in forty-one Tennessee counties. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney. Doug Overbey, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017, is the current U.S. Attorney for the District.

Organization

The office is headquartered in Knoxville, and maintains staffed offices in Greeneville and Chattanooga, and an unstaffed office in Winchester.[1]

The Knoxville Division handles cases from fourteen counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.

The Chattanooga Division handles cases from nine counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie.

The Winchester Division handles cases from eight counties: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore, Van Buren, and Warren.

The Greeneville Division handles cases from ten counties: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

List of U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of Tennessee

  • Edward Scott, 1805–1807[2]
  • James Temble, 1807–1808
  • Hugh Lawson White, 1808–1809
  • James Temble, 1809–1810
  • John McCampbell, 1810–1821
  • Pryor Lea, 1821–1828
  • John A. McKinney, 1828–1840
  • George W. Churchill, 1840–1843
  • Crawford W. Hall, 1843–1844
  • Thomas C. Lyon, 1844–1850
  • Samuel R. Rodgers, 1850–1853
  • J. C. Ramsey, 1853
  • Richard J. Hays, 1853–1857
  • J. C. Ramsey, 1857–1861
  • John L. Hopkins, 1861
  • John M. Fleming, 1861
  • E. C. Camp, 1869–1876
  • George Andrews, 1876–1879
  • Xenophon Wheeler, 1879–1883
  • James M. Meek, 1883–1885
  • James C. J. Williams, 1885–1889
  • Hugh B. Lindsay, 1889–1893
  • James H. Bible, 1893–1897
  • James E. Mayfield, 1897
  • William D. Wright, 1897–1905
  • James R. Penland, 1905–1910
  • James B. Cox, 1910–1913
  • Lewis M. Coleman, 1913–1917
  • Wesley T. Kennerly, 1917–1921
  • George C. Taylor, 1921–1928
  • Everett Greer, 1928–1930
  • William J. Carter, 1930–1933
  • James B. Frazier Jr., 1933–1948
  • Otto T. Ault, 1948–1953
  • John H. Reddy, 1953
  • John C. Crawford Jr., 1953–1961
  • John H. Reddy, 1961–1969
  • Robert E. Simpson, 1969
  • John L. Bowers Jr., 1969–1977
  • Robert E. Simpson, 1977
  • John H. Cary, 1977–1981
  • William T. Dillard, 1981
  • John W. Gill Jr., 1981–1991
  • Jerry G. Cunningham, 1991–1993
  • David G. Dake, 1993
  • Guy W. Blackwell, 1993
  • Carl K. Kirkpatrick, 1993–2001
  • James R. Dedrick, 2001[3]
  • Harry Sandlin Mattice Jr., 2001–2005[3]
  • James R. Dedrick, 2005–2010[4]
  • Greg Sullivan, 2010[4]
  • William C. Killian, 2010-2015
  • Doug Overbey, 2017-

References

  1. ^ About the District, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee. Retrieved: 1 February 2013.
  2. ^ The Bicentennial Celebration of the United States Archived 2010-12-05 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. Department of Justice Document Set 16, 1994. Retrieved: 1 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Sandy Mattice to Get Appointment as U.S. Attorney," The Chattanoogan.com, 2 August 2001. Retrieved: 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Retiring U.S. Attorney Earns Praise for Implementing Task Forces," Knoxville News Sentinel, 27 June 2010. Retrieved: 1 February 2013.

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