Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has appointed NAFUSA member Robert “Bob” Q. Whitwell Sr., shown left, as a chancery court judge. Whitwell served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi 1985-1993. He also served as the principal associate deputy attorney general at Main Justice and as a municipal court judge in Mississippi from 1975-1985. Chancery Court District 18, Place 2 includes Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall and Tippah counties in Mississippi.
Whitwell has been a partner in the law firm of Farese, Farese & Farese in Ashland. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi.