Past United States Marshals

Created by the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Presidentially appointed Marshals in each of the federal districts oversee the functions of judicial security, fugitive investigations, witness security, prisoner transportation and services, service of court process, and other support operations in their respective districts. Here are the United States Marshals who have served the Eastern District of California.


JOHN C. BEGOVICH

September 18, 1966 - March 13, 1970

Former California State Senator from Amador County, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.


ARTHUR F. VAN COURT

March 13, 1970 - November 2, 1977
September 30 1982 - May 1, 1994

Former aide to Governor Ronald Reagan, appointed by President Richard Nixon, and later reappointed by President Ronald Reagan.


ROBERT P. LA ROCHE

November 2, 1977 - September 30, 1982

Career Deputy U. S. Marshal, appointed by President Jimmy Carter.


JIRO "JERRY" ENOMOTO

May 2, 1994 - October 1, 2002

Former Director of the California Department of Corrections, appointed by President Bill Clinton.


ANTONIO C. AMADOR

October 1, 2002 - present

Former Los Angeles Police Officer and California Government Official, appointed by President George W. Bush.



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