The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert S. Mueller III to be an Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. He would succeed Edward S.G. Dennis, Jr.
Since 1988 Mr. Mueller has served as a partner with the law firm of Hill and Barlow in Boston, MA. Prior to this, he served in the Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts, in several capacities: Deputy U.S. Attorney, 1987 - 1988; U.S. Attorney, 1986 - 1987; First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1985 - 1986; and Chief of the Criminal Division, 1982 - 1985. In addition, Mr. Mueller served in the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of California, in several capacities: Interim Chief of the Criminal Division, 1981 - 1982; Chief of Special Prosecutions Unit, 1980 - 1981; Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, 1978 - 1980; and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, 1976 - 1977.
Mr. Mueller graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1966) and the University of Virginia (J.D., 1973). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1967 - 1970, and was awarded the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Purple Heart. He was born August 7, 1944, in New York, NY. Mr. Mueller is married, has two children, and currently resides in Weston, MA.