Jim Ziglar

  • Spring 2003

JIM ZIGLAR has served in the federal government for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) and faced some of the INS's greatest challenges in the wake of September 11th. Prior to his appointment as INS Commissioner, Mr. Ziglar was unanimously elected Sergeant of Arms of the U.S. Senate, where he served as the chief officer for administration, protocol, and security. In 1987 Mr. Ziglar served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science. Mr. Ziglar began his legal career as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun in the 1972 Term. It was during this term that the landmark decision regarding abortion rights was made in the Roe v. Wade decision. In addition to Mr. Ziglar's career in law and public service, he also has a total of 23 years experience in investment banking. He is a member of the bars of New York, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Arizona. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from George Washington University.