The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, Edmund A. Booth Jr., said today he is resigning, effective Sept. 3.
From The Augusta Chronicle:
Mr Booth, who spent 38 years with the government, said he intends to explore opportunities in the private sector. He was appointed to his current position by President Bush in 2007.
Click here for Booth’s official bio.
The move could mean the White House is close to nominating his successor. As we reported here, via NBC Augusta 26 News, the Justice Department is vetting Georgia state Sen. Ed Tarver for the job. Tarver, a Democrat, has served in the Georgia senate since 2005.
He is also a partner at Augusta law firm Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley, where he focuses on employment discrimination and public finance law. Read his full bio here.