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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 3, 2003

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual to serve in his administration:

The President intends to nominate James B. Comey, of New York, to be Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. Comey currently serves as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he has served since January of 2002. Prior to being appointed to this position, he served as Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Richmond Division of the Office of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. He earlier served in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, eventually serving as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Comey is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago.

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