Tennessee Sen. Overbey sworn in as US attorney
State Sen. Doug Overbey has been sworn in for his new job as the U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Doug Overbey has been sworn in for his new job as the U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district.
According to The Daily Times , the Maryville Republican officially resigned his Senate seat Tuesday afternoon and was sworn in as U.S. attorney an hour and a half later at the federal courthouse in Knoxville.
The U.S. Senate voted earlier this month to confirm Overbey as lead federal prosecutor in the Knoxville-centric district. President Donald Trump nominated Overbey for the post in July.
Overbey was three-term a state senator and co-founded the Robertson Overbey law firm in Knoxville in 1982.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com
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