President Barack Obama nominated Kevin F. O'Malley, a respected attorney in St. Louis and long-time supporter of the president, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United States. The nomination was sent to the United States Senate on June 5, 2014 for confirmation.
Mr. O'Malley will fill the position last held by Daniel Rooney of Pittsburgh, PA, who left the post in December 2012.
Here is the White House's information on O'Malley . :
Kevin F. O’Malley is an officer in the Litigation Department at Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale in St. Louis, Missouri and has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 35 years. Mr. O’Malley has been an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law since 2013, and taught at St. Louis University School of Law from 1979 to 1985. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in St. Louis from 1979 to 1983 and was a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice from 1974 to 1979. In 2009, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed Mr. O’Malley to the Missouri Board of Healing Arts. Mr. O'Malley served as a legal instructor for the American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative in Moscow in 1996 and Warsaw in 1999. He received an A.B. and a J.D. from Saint Louis University.
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