|Ronald C. Machen|
|United States Attorney for the District of Columbia|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Kenneth L. Wainstein|
|Alma mater||Stanford University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Early life and education
Machen grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Stanford University, where he was a walk-on wide receiver for the Stanford Cardinal football team. Machen graduated from Stanford in 1991 with bachelor degrees in economics and political science. He earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1994. After graduating Harvard, Machen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
On December 23, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Machen to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 11, 2010.
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