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Gov. Riley taps William Wynne
for Pardons and Paroles Board

MONTGOMERY – Governor Bob Riley has appointed Mobile native and longtime federal probation official William Wynne, Jr. as a special member of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

A resident of Daphne, Wynne has served as a U.S. Probation Officer for the Southern District of
Alabama since 1976, and since
1988 has served as the district’s
Chief U.S. Probation Officer. The
Southern District encompasses 13
counties in southwest Alabama.

“William Wynne’s experience as
a federal probation officer makes
him well qualified for a seat on the
Board of Pardons and Paroles,”
Governor Riley said. “I have full
confidence in his abilities and know he will serve the people of Alabama with honesty and integrity.”

Wynne has served on numerous national committees, including the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. The panel coordinates and maintains national standards for the exchange of electronic information among state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Wynne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and a Master of Science degree in 1976 from the University of Alabama. He will be 53 on Friday.

Wynne will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Jennifer Mullins Garrett.

His appointment is effective Oct. 24, 2005 and his term of office expires Sept. 30, 2006. His appointment must be confirmed by the Alabama Senate.

"I am honored that Chief Justice (Drayton) Nabors nominated me and Gov. Riley appointed me to the Board of Pardons and Paroles," said Wynne. "I look forward to serving my fellow citizens of Alabama and I appreciate the confidence that Chief Justice Nabors and Gov. Riley have in me."