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September 30, 2010

U.S. Senate confirms Muskogee attorney Mark Green

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Muskogee attorney Mark Fredrick Green as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Green was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 14 and the Senate confirmed him Thursday.

Green, 56, returns to the office where he served as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1978 to 1982. Since 1983, Green has practiced law in the Eastern District of Oklahoma. From 1983 to 1991, Green was a partner in the law firm of Green and Green with former U.S. Attorney Robert "Bruce" Green. Since 1991, Mark Green has been a sole practitioner handling a wide array of civil and criminal cases.

Bruce Green said his nephew and former law partner is an excellent choice for U.S. Attorney.

“I think he’ll do a good job because he’s been up there before,” Bruce Green said. “He has experience as a U.S. assistant attorney under Julian Fite and Gary Richardson. He is essentially a good person and a good attorney.”

He will replace Sheldon Sperling, who has held the post since January 2002.

Mark Green has extensive ties to the district and a long history of service to the community. He has served as a Muskogee City Council member, Cherokee Nation Environment Protection commissioner, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers commissioner, City of Muskogee Housing Authority Board member, Alternate Muskogee City judge and Bureau of Indian Affairs tribal prosecutor.  

Green graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1975 and a Juris Doctorate in 1978.

Reach Cathy Spaulding at 684-2928 or cspaulding@muskogeephoenix.com.

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