Kenneth E. Melson
|Kenneth E. Melson|
|Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
April 8, 2009 – August 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Ronald "Ronnie" A. Carter|
|Succeeded by||B. Todd Jones|
|Alma mater||Denison University, George Washington University|
Kenneth E. Melson is the former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the United States. He was appointed to this post by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2009. He resigned as head of the ATF in the aftermath of the ATF gunwalking scandal and was replaced by B. Todd Jones, a former Marine who has twice served as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota.
Previously, Melson was appointed by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) at the Department of Justice effective on May 14, 2007.
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