President Barack Obama has nominated Angela Tammy Dickinson to serve as the U.S. Attorney in Missouri’s Western District.
Dickinson will take the place of Acting U.S. Attorney David Ketchmark, who temporarily filled the position left vacant by former U.S. Attorney Mary Elizabeth Phillips after Phillips was nominated to the federal bench last year.
“Angela Tammy Dickinson has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout her career, and I am honored to nominate her to serve the people of Missouri as U.S. Attorney for the Western District,” Obama said in a statement.
The slot was left vacant after Phillips was approved by the Senate to become a federal judge. Phillips served as a U.S. Attorney from 2009 to 2011 and previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2008-2009.
Currently Dickinson serves as the chief trial assistant for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, a position she has held since 2002. She also worked as assistant prosecutor in the same office from 1998 to 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from Webster University in 1989 and her law degree from the University of Missouri Law School in 1998.