US Attorney Lamar Resigns After Decades of Service
OXFORD, MI (STL.News) After nearly 30 years of service to the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, William C. Lamar, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced today that he has tendered his resignation effective February 27, 2021. Lamar’s resignation was submitted at the request of the President of the United States and the Acting Attorney General, who have requested the resignation of all U.S. Attorneys.
Reflecting upon his service, Lamar stated, “It has been a privilege and honor to serve as an AUSA and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi and in the town where I was raised. While I leave with a bit of a heavy heart, I’m so proud of the accomplishments, past, present and future, of our office. It will be left in good hands.” Quoting author A.A. Milne, Lamar further remarked, “I am so lucky to have had a place that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Lamar graduated from Oxford High School before attending Millsaps College for his undergraduate studies. He completed his law degree at the University of Mississippi School of Law and obtained an LLM in tax from Boston University School of Law.