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Early life and educationEdit

Walker was born in 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Walker graduated from Baylor University (1986) and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University (1990).


At the time of his confirmation in 2011, Walker was a partner at Alston & Bird, LLP, where he had worked since 2003. Prior to that, Walker worked as special counsel to North Carolina Attorney General Roy A. Cooper, from 2001 to 2003. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 1994 to 2001 and an Assistant District Attorney for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from 1990 to 1994.

Walker announced his intention on December 22, 2015, to resign his post as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina effective January 7, 2016.


  1. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (November 10, 2009). "Questionnaire for Non-Judicial Nominees: Thomas Gray Walker" (PDF). Retrieved July 7, 2011.

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