Biden appoints U.S. Attorney for Central District of Illinois | Illinois News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has named a new United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

In a press release Wednesday in which nominations for leaders from three other districts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona were announced, the White House said the president had named Gregory V. Harris, an assistant U.S. attorney from the central district, to the upper post.

Harris would succeed acting U.S. Attorney Douglas J. Quivey. Quivey has held the position since March.

Harris served as assistant U.S. district attorney from 1980 to 1988 and returned to the same position in 2001, serving in various leadership positions, including chief of the criminal division.

Harris served as an assistant appellate advocate for the Illinois State Appellate Defender’s Office from 1976 to 1978.

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Before returning to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2001, Harris spent 13 years as an associate at the law firm Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, PC in Illinois.

Harris received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University in 1971. In 1976 he graduated from what was then known as John Marshall Law School and is now the University of Illinois at Chicago Law School .

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