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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as US Marshals

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Jamie A. Hainsworth and Louise W. Kelton to serve as United States Marshals.

"These dedicated law enforcement officials have devoted their careers to serving and protecting the American people, distinguishing themselves as the best and brightest at every turn," President Obama said. "I am grateful for their service and honored to nominate them as United States Marshals."

Jamie A. Hainsworth: Nominee for United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island
Jamie A. Hainsworth serves as the law enforcement liaison and victim advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Rhode Island. Prior to his service with MADD, he spent his law enforcement career with the Gloucester Police Department.  He joined the force in 1979 and rose through the ranks to the Chief of Police position in 1999, a position he held until 2010.  He received his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. 

Louise W. Kelton: Nominee for United States Marshal for the Middle District of Tennessee
Louise W. Kelton has spent her entire law enforcement career with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in Nashville, Tennessee.  She joined the force in 1980, and has risen through the ranks to her current position as a Deputy Chief.  She received her undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University and earned a Master of Science degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.