OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi announced his resignation Tuesday.
William Lamar has served nearly 30 years for the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneys Office.
His last day in office will be Feb. 27.
The Justice Department did not provide further details about the reasoning behind his resignation.
"It has been a privilege and honor to serve as an AUSA and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi and in the town where I was raised," Lamar stated. "While I leave with a bit of a heavy heart, I'm so proud of the accomplishments, past, present and future, of our office. It will be left in good hands."
Quoting author A.A. Milne, Lamar further remarked, “I am so lucky to have had a place that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Lamar is a graduate of Oxford High School and attended Millsaps College, Ole Miss School of Law, and Boston University School of Law.
He returned to Mississippi and served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers from 1990-1991.
Lamar joined the U.S. Attorneys Office in 1991.
President Donald Trump nominated Lamar in 2017 to serve as U.S. Attorney.