|Name||Ferris W. Wharton|
Wilmington, Delaware , United States
|| 00, 1952
Apr 28, 2006 02:00pm
|Info||Wharton, who grew up in Delaware and graduated from Bellefonte’s Mount Pleasant High School, began his stint with the state Department of Justice in 1980. |
In 1981 he joined the rape response unit, and headed that unit two years later. From 1985 to 1987, he was chief prosecutor in the Dover office. He also headed the rape unit, felony trial unit and drug enforcement unit at various points between 1987 and 1994.
He was named assistant state prosecutor in 1994. In 1997, he took over as state prosecutor where he served until 2001.
He left the state in 2003 to become an assistant U.S. attorney under Colm Connolly.
Wharton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. In 1978, he earned a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
After law school and prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he worked for a short time in a Delaware law office.