Thomas Walker (attorney)

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Thomas G. Walker
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United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina
In office
2011–2016
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by George Holding
Succeeded by Robert Higdon Jr.
Personal details
Born1964 (age 5455)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Baylor University (B.A.)
Campbell University School of Law (J.D.)

Thomas Gray Walker (born 1964) was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States Attorney chief prosecutor representing the United States federal government

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

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Early life and education

Walker was born in 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia. [1] Walker graduated from Baylor University (1986) and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University (1990).

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Career

At the time of his confirmation in 2011, Walker was a partner at Alston & Bird, LLP, where he had worked since 2003. Prior to that, Walker worked as special counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy A. Cooper, from 2001 to 2003. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1994 to 2001 and an Assistant District Attorney for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from 1990 to 1994.

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North Carolina Attorney General attorney general for the U.S. state of North Carolina

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United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

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Walker announced his intention on December 22, 2015, to resign his post as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina effective January 7, 2016.

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References

  1. United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (November 10, 2009). "Questionnaire for Non-Judicial Nominees: Thomas Gray Walker" (PDF). Retrieved July 7, 2011.
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Holding
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina
2011–2016
Succeeded by
John Stewart Bruce (Acting)