James W. Ziglar

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James W. Ziglar

In 2001 "President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate James W. Ziglar to be Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization...

"Ziglar was elected as the 35th Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in October 1998. Prior to his election, he served as Managing Director of Paine Webber Incorporated in the firm's Municipal Securities Group. He was a member of the Paine Webber Operating Committee, the Municipal Securities Group Executive Committee and served as the Chairman of the Municipal Securities Group Operating Committee. During that time, Mr. Ziglar had responsibility for the National Infrastructure Finance Group and the West Coast General Markets Group.

"In addition to his 23 years in the public sector finance industry, he has worked in various capacities of the federal government. He served as Assistant Secretary of Interior for Water and Science from 1987 to 1988, where he directed the operations of the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines. He served a member of the Senior Advisory Group on Water Governance of the Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations and was the joint recipient of the Water Statesman of the Year Award from the National Water Resources Association in 1988.

"Mr. Ziglar is a Mississippi native and received both his undergraduate and J.D. from George Washington University." [1]

"James W. Ziglar served as Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from August 2001 until November 2002, when he retired from federal service. Ziglar served in the federal government for more than 15 years." [2]