Federal prosecutor Scott Winn Murray, as recommended by Governor Chris Sununu, was nominated by President Donald Trump on December 1, 2017, to be the 57th United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. On February 15, 2018, Scott W. Murray was unanimously confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote. He was sworn into office by the Chief United States District Judge Joseph L. Laplante on March 5, 2018.
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Faithful to his alma mater, Scott Winn Murray graduated, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire in 1976, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. Two years later, in 1978, he received his Master of Public Administration, also from the University of New Hampshire, and subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate, in 1981, from the former Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Atty Murray’s legal career began even while he was a law student at the UNH School of Law. Upon graduating, he continued working at the United States Department of Safety under Judge Arthur Robbins for two years before becoming the sole prosecutor of the City of Concord. In this capacity, Scott Murray gained much experience doing administrative law.
As a career prosecutor for 28 years, Scott W. Murray was active in the courtroom. He was widely known for his sense of duty to the community, claiming once that “you can contribute a lot working for the government,” which was apparently why Scott Winn Murray was not interested in private practice. As the lone city prosecutor, Scott W. Murray was responsible for numerous legal matters, including handling all the city’s legal affairs, acting as a general counsel, providing legal advice to city departments, and prosecuting criminal and civil crimes. Attorney Murray served the City of Concord as a prosecutor at the Concord District Court from 1983 to 2010.
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In 2011, Scott Winn Murray was elected to be the County Attorney for Merrimack County. He has decided to run for office as a Republican candidate in 2010 and received massive support from several prosecutors, law enforcers, and other individuals he was able to work with. Trooper Bill Graham, President of the New Hampshire Troopers Association, who usually does not publicly endorse for the election, has given full support to Scott Murray. Furthermore, he was nominated by both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Before being appointed as the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, Scott W. Murray held the position of County Attorney for Merrimack County for four consecutive terms, with two-years within each term. He served the county as the Chief Law Enforcement Official from 2011 to 2018, managing litigations involving the county. In 2016, he was named County Attorney of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Counties.
As incumbent Chief Federal Prosecutor for the District of New Hampshire, Scott Winn Murray is in charge of federal crimes involving public corruption, firearms, financial fraud, and narcotics. Additionally, the U.S. Attorney’s Office manages civil cases involving the United States and recovers debts owed to the United States.
Full Name: Scott Winn Murray
District/State: District of New Hampshire
United States Attorney’s Office
53 Pleasant Street, 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
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Updated: June 27, 2020
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