Coming Home To Arkansas: The Honor and Price of Public Service

Coming Home To Arkansas: The Honor and Price of Public Service

Tim Griffin

6.13.2007

Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin is the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. A former deputy director of political affairs in the Bush White House, Griffin was called to U.S. Army Reserve active duty in September 2005 and served four months with the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq. Griffin was research director for the Republican National Committee during the 2000 presidential campaign and from 2001-2002 worked at the Department of Justice where he was special assistant to then Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff.

At a public address hosted by the Clinton School, former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin discusses his life and career in politics and law and his recent return to Arkansas to serve as U.S. Attorney. Griffin discusses his experience being caught up in the aftermath of the U.S. Attorney’s firing scandal in 2006 when he succeeded Bud Cummins as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Griffin asks if public service is worth the sacrifices it can lead to.