Barry Grissom will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney of Kansas on Friday.
Grissom, 56, of Overland Park, was nominated April 28 by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 6.
U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil will administer the oath of office to Grissom during a 3 p.m. ceremony at the federal courthouse in Kansas City, Kan. Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Anthony) will introduce Grissom, who succeeds Eric Melgren.
Grissom graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1981 and the University of Kansas in 1977.
He leads an office of 49 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 53 support staff working in offices in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan.