ALEXANDER, CORKER STATEMENTS ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JAMES R. "RUSS" DEDRICK TO BE U.S. ATTORNEY, EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

Posted on October 5, 2007

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker made the following statements regarding the Senate confirmation of James R. “Russ” Dedrick to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “Russ Dedrick has provided steady leadership as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the last two years,” said Alexander. “He has strong support from the East Tennessee law enforcement community and has earned this vote of confidence by the U.S. Senate.” “I’m pleased that Russ Dedrick has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, so he can continue his important service as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee,” said Corker. Dedrick was confirmed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday.