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Fairbanks prosecutor leaving after 26 years in job

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- After 26 years as a district attorney in Fairbanks and 30 years working for the state, Harry Davis is retiring at the end of this month.

Davis came to Alaska in 1971 after graduating from law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was hired as a state assistant attorney general and became Fairbanks district attorney in 1975.

After retirement, Davis plans to remain in Fairbanks.

State Attorney General Bruce Botelho said Davis is ''clearly the dean of district attorneys.

''Harry's been a model and mentor for many attorneys,'' Botelho said. ''Many successful lawyers have started their careers under Harry's tutelage.''

Botelho said Davis' successor hasn't been selected yet. So far, four candidates from within the state Department of Law have expressed an interest in replacing Davis.

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