President Trump Wednesday nominated career prosecutor John Durham to be Connecticut’s next U.S. attorney.
The nomination, which the White House sent to the U.S. Senate, has been long anticipated. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Durham to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney Deirdre M.Daly, whose final day in office was Friday.
Durham began his career 40 years ago as a state prosecutor in the office of then-New Haven State’s Attorney Arnold Markle. He joined the U.S. attorney’s office in 1982, where he has held various positions, including acting U.S. attorney, deputy U.S. attorney and chief of the office’s criminal division.
Durham, best known as a mob prosecutor, also has run the New Haven Field Office of the Boston Strike Force on Organized Crime.
Since joining the Department of Justice, Durham has been asked to undertake special investigative projects for four different U.S. attorneys general. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Colgate University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.