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U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire Scott Murray To Resign

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After three years as the top federal prosecutor for New Hampshire, Scott Murray announced Tuesday he will resign from his post this weekend.

Murray was nominated by President Trump in December 2017, and was confirmed by the Senate three months later.

“It has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve as U.S. Attorney for the past three years. I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to protect the people of New Hampshire through the application of federal law,” said Murray in a statement. “For a career prosecutor, this was the chance of a lifetime.” 

Murray previously served as Merrimack County Attorney for four terms, and led prosecutions for the city of Concord for more than two decades.

He is a native of Rochester, and a graduate of the UNH School of Law.

President Biden will nominate a successor after receiving recommendations from New Hampshire’s sitting U.S. Senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, both Democrats. 

Murray succeeded Emily Gray Rice, an Obama appointee who resigned following the election of Trump.

John Farley, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, will lead the office until a new lead attorney is confirmed.

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.
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