Ed Yarbrough, ’73, nominated as U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee

Jul 13, 2007

Edward Meacham Yarbrough, ’73, an attorney with Hollins, Wagster, Yarbrough, Weatherly and Raybin, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Yarbrough would replace James K. Vines, who has resigned. As the U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee, Yarbrough would head an office staffed with 31 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Yarbrough’s nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.

Immediately after graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 1973, Yarbrough served as an assistant district attorney in Nashville and as a clinical instructor of law at Vanderbilt for three years before entering private practice. He served as president of the Nashville Bar Association in 1983 and was the organization’s director from 1981 to 1983. He was director of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1984. He chaired the NBA’s Administration of Justice Committee in 1991.

After graduating from Rhodes College in 1967, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Infantry of the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, earning the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge in Vietnam.

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