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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Names Two as U.S. Attorneys

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated David J. Hickton and William C. Killian to serve as U.S. Attorneys.

“I am proud to nominate these outstanding individuals to serve as United States Attorneys,” said President Obama.  “I am confident they will serve the people of Pennsylvania and Tennessee with distinction.”

David J. Hickton: Nominee for United States Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania
David J. Hickton  has been a founding member of Burns, White & Hickton, LLC, since the firm’s inception in 1987.  Prior to this, Mr. Hickton was an Associate Attorney for Dickie, McCarney & Chilcote, LLC from 1983 to 1987.  From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Hickton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gustave Diamond, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hickton is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1981.

William C. Killian:  Nominee for United States Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee
William C. Killian has been a sole practitioner at William C. Killian, Attorney at Law, P.C., since 1979.  Mr. Killian has also served as a City Attorney for the town of Monteagle from 1981 to 1988, and from 1996 to present; and as an Assistant District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District of Tennessee from 1976 to 1979, and from 1988 to 1990.  From 1979 to 1980, Mr. Killian was an adjunct professor at both Edmondson Junior College and the Northeast State Junior College.  Mr. Killian served in the United States Army as part of the Tennessee National Guard from 1970 until 1973, when he received an honorable discharge as a corporal. Mr. Killian is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in 1971 and the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1975.