President Chips Away at Fed Law Enforcement Nominations: The latest Being U.S. Atty for Ala. and U.S. Marshal for NY

George Beck Jr./law firm photo
By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — After more than two years in office, President Obama is still chipping away at appointments for U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal.

The latest: President Obama nominated private attorney George Lamar Beck, Jr., a former Deputy Attorney General in Alabama from 1971 to 1979,  for the U.S. Attorney post for the Middle District of Alabama. He’s currently  a shareholder with the firm Capell & Howard. He would replace Leura Garrett Canary, who was appointed by President Bush in 2001.

President Obama also nominated David L. McNulty,  a major in the New York State Police, for U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York. McNulty rose through the ranks in the New York State Police. He first joined in 1978.

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