WHEELING, W.Va. — William Powell took the oath of office Friday to become the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.


William Powell

President Donald Trump nominated Powell on Aug. 3. The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination on Oct. 3.

“I’m excited to start working with the very fine staff and attorneys in the district on the very important work that needs to get done,” Powell said in a press release.

Powell, of Martinsburg, most recently served as chief deputy prosecuting attorney in Jefferson County. He also previously served as assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, and once served as president of the West Virginia Bar Association.

He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1985

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