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Former Leaders

Don DeGabrielle Donald J. DeGabrielle
2006-2008

DeGabrielle called his service in this office “a mission and a privilege,” instilling in his employees that we enjoy the trust and faith of the citizens we serve, which should be earned and protected every day.
 
 

Michael T. Shelby
2001-2005

Shelby undertook a comprehensive reorganizaion of the office, focusing efforts and resources in four specific areas: terrorism and national security, violent crime, organized criminal enterprises and complex white collar crime.

Mike Shelby
Mervin Mosbacker

Mervyn Milton Mosbacker
1999-2001

Mosbacker clerked for U.S. District Judge Filemon Vela, served as First Assistant District Attorney for Cameron County and was AUSA-in-Charge in Brownsville prior to his presidential appointment.

 
 

Gaynelle Griffin Jones
1993-1997

Appoined by President Clinton,Jones was the first female and first African-American to serve as the USA for the SDTX.

Gaynelle Griffin Jones
Ron Woods

Ronald G. Woods
1990-1993

Woods focused on the prosecution of complex bank fraud cases which arose from the savings and loan industry as well as reorganization of the office and increasing the number of AUSAs to 130.

 
 

Henry K. Oncken
1985-1990

Oncken’s administration first staffed the McAllen Office in 1988 and doubled the number of AUSAs in the district.

Henry Oncken
Daniel Kuldell Hedges

Daniel Kuldell Hedges
1981-1985

Hedges co-founded OCDETF during his tenure.

 
 

Jose Antonio Canales
1977-1980

Canales returned to private practice after his tenure and was honored with the 2002 Humanitarian Award from The National Conference for Community and Justice.

Jose Antonio Canales
Edward B. McDonough Jr.

Edward B. McDonough Jr.
1974-1977

President Ford appointed McDonough after serving as an AUSA and chief of the Criminal Division.

 
 

Anthony Perez Farris
1969-1974

Farris was elected State Judge for the 151st Civil District of Texas following his tenure as USA.

Anthony Perez Farris
Morton Lee Susman

Morton Lee Susman
1966-1969

Susman had served as an AUSA since 1961 and was chief of the Criminal Division.

 
 

Woodrow Bradley Seals
1961-1966

Following his tenure, Seals was nominated by Lyndon Johnson to the district court for the Southern District.

Woodrow Bradley Seals
William B. Butler

William B. Butler
1957-1961

Butler’s leadership led to the opening of the Brownsville office in 1961.

 
 

Malcolm Richard Wilkey
1954-1957

After serving as USA, Wilkey went on to become an AAG in the Office of Legal Affairs and an AAG in the Criminal Division at the DOJ.

Malcolm Richard Wilkey
Brian Sylvester Odem

Brian Sylvester Odem
1944-1954

FDR also appointed Odem who had previously served as an AUSA for 10 years.

 
 

Douglas Wear McGregor
1934-1944

McGregor served for 10 years after being appointed by Franklin Roosevelt.

Douglas Wear McGregor
Henry Matthews Holden

Henry Matthews Holden
1922-1934

Holden was the longest serving USA in the SDTX, serving for 12 years.

 
 

David Edward Simmons
1919-1922

Previously an AAG for the state of Texas, Simmons was appointed by Woodrow Wilson.

David Edward Simmons
John Edward Green Jr.

John Edward Green Jr.
1914-1919

Green resigned from the USAO after a disagreement with the AG over supporting higher telephone rates in Houston.

 
 

Lodowick McDaniel
1906-1914

McDaniel was the first presidentially-appointed USA.

Lodowick McDaniel
Marcus C. McLemore

Marcus C. McLemore
1902-1906

McLemore was the 1st USA for the new SDTX.

 

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