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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 28, 2016

Nancy Stallard Harr Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Of Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Nancy Stallard Harr was administered the oath of office as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee by Chief Judge Thomas Varlan on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the James H. Quillen Federal Courthouse in Greeneville, Tenn.  Harr had served as the Interim U.S. Attorney by appointment of the Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch. Pursuant to their statutory authority, the federal district judges selected Harr to serve until the nomination and confirmation of a Presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed successor.

Harr is a native of Bristol, Va., and former prosecutor with the Second Judicial District Attorney’s office in Blountville.  She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1995 in Knoxville, and returned to northeast Tennessee as supervisor of the Greeneville branch office in 2001.  In 2011 she was named First Assistant U.S. Attorney, and later became the Acting United States Attorney upon the retirement of William C. Killian in 2015.  Her husband, Paul A. Harr is an attorney in private practice in Blountville, Tenn.

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Updated October 28, 2016