Gene McNary

Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, October 26, 1989 to January 20, 1993

Born September 14, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana, McNary earned his law degree from Indiana University in 1960. After two years in private law practice in St. Louis, Missouri, he became Assistant Public Defender for St. Louis County in 1963. He was elected as St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney for two terms beginning 1967, and was elected four times to St. Louis County Chief Executive, from 1975 to 1989, when he was appointed INS Commissioner.

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