OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – The US Attorney for the Northern Mississippi District announced his resignation on Tuesday.
William Lamar has worked for almost 30 years in the United States Department of Justice and the United States Public Prosecutor’s Office.
His last day in office will be February 27.
The Justice Department did not provide further details on the reasons behind his resignation.
“It was a privilege and an honor to serve as AUSA and the US Attorney for the Northern Mississippi District and the city where I grew up,” said Lamar. “Although I leave with a little heavy heart, I am very proud of the achievements, past, present and future, of our office. It will be left in good hands.”
Quoting author A.A. Milne, Lamar further commented: “I am very lucky to have a place that makes parting so difficult.”
Lamar graduated from Oxford High School and attended Millsaps College, Ole Miss School of Law and Boston University School of Law.
He returned to Mississippi and served as legal clerk to US District Judge Neal Biggers from 1990 to 1991.
Lamar joined the US Attorney’s Office in 1991.
President Donald Trump appointed Lamar in 2017 to serve as a U.S. attorney.