Former Nashville U.S. Attorney John Roberts, who served during the Clinton administration, died Sunday after a long illness, the Memphis Post reported . He was 74.
After leaving his post, Roberts served as executive director of the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, he served as a General Sessions Court judge.
The paper reported that he briefly returned to the bench in 2006 at the request of Gov. Phil Bredesen. He temporarily filled a vacancy due to a contested election.