Springfield Journal Register

May 9, 2002

Senate approves Miller as U.S. attorney for Central District 


WASHINGTON ó The Senate has approved Jan Paul Miller as U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois based in

Miller, 41, has served as interim U.S. attorney for central Illinois since January. Before that, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in
Baltimore since 1989.

Miller was recommended for the post in September by Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill. The Senate approved his nomination by
voice vote Tuesday night.

In a prepared statement, Miller said he was honored to have been recommended, nominated and confirmed.

"Since my appointment as interim U.S. attorney on January 22, I have appreciated the fact that the people of central Illinois
have welcomed me so warmly, and I look forward to having the privilege of representing them in the administration of justice,"
Miller said.

The Maryland native received a bachelorís degree from the University of North Carolina in 1982 and graduated cum laude
from Harvard Law School in 1985.

The central district has its main office in Springfield, but other offices are in Peoria, Urbana and Rock Island.