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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

  • Judge William H. Pryor Jr., Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission

Judge William H. Pryor Jr.:  Nominee for Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission
Judge William H. Pryor Jr. currently serves as a United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, a position he has held since 2004.  During his legal career, he has also taught federal jurisdiction at the University of Alabama School of Law and has served as an adjunct professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Pryor served as the Attorney General of the State of Alabama from 1997 to 2004 and as a Deputy Attorney General from 1995 to 1997.  Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Judge Pryor practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for seven years at the law firms of Walston, Stabler, Wells, Anderson & Bains and Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal.  From 1987 to 1988, Judge Pryor was a law clerk for the Honorable John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1987 from Tulane University Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Law Review, and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1984 from Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe).