New U.S. Attorney For Eastern Oklahoma Sworn In Thursday

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 3:33 pm
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- A Muskogee attorney is officially the newest U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

During a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Muskogee Thursday morning, Mark Green was sworn in and immediately took over his duties as the 28th United States Attorney.

Green was nominated by President Obama on July 14, 2010 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2010.

He leads the office of 12 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 17 support staff.

Green, 56, returns to the office where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1978 to 1982.

In a news release, Mark Green has extensive ties to the Eastern District and a long history of service to the community. He has served as Muskogee City Councilor, Cherokee Nation Environment Protection Commissioner, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commissioner, City of Muskogee Housing Authority Board Member, Alternate Muskogee City Judge and Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Prosecutor.

Green graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors degree in Finance in 1975 and a Juris Doctorate in 1978.