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Special Assignment of Reggie B. Walton to the White House Media Affairs Office

1991-05-21

The President today announced that Judge Reggie B. Walton will serve in the White House Office of Media Affairs on special assignment focusing on the President's Comprehensive Violent Crime Control Act of 1991.

Prior to this, Judge Walton served as Associate Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the Bureau of State and Local Affairs in the Executive Office of the President, 1989 to present. In addition, he served as deputy presiding judge of the criminal division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1986 - 1989; as an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981 - 1989; as Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1980 - 1981; as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, chief of the career criminal unit, 1979 - 1980; and as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1976 - 1980. Judge Walton also served as a staff attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Judge Walton graduated from West Virginia State College (B.A., 1971) and American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 1974). He was born February 8, 1949, in Donora, PA. Judge Walton is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC.

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