Saturday, June 1, 2013
Federal prosecutors come and go. Some are good. Some are bad. One of the really good ones died this week. Bill Baumann joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas in 1989--the same year I did. He stayed on until Tuesday, May 28, 2013, when he passed away after a valiant six-month struggle with brain cancer. Bill was the quintessential AUSA lifer, in the best sense of that word. Intelligent, hard working, competent, even-tempered, professional, and proud of what he did for a living. He could be a hard-ass, but the defense bar considered him a fair one. Bill was a great colleague to his fellow AUSAs, who will sorely miss him and his sunny disposition. Here is the obituary. Rest in Peace.