Thad Mueller was honored Tuesday afternoon for more than a decade of service as attorney for the Union County Board of Supervisors.
He was appointed as board attorney during the autumn of 2005, following the death of Lester F. Sumners. A former president of the Mississippi Bar Association, Sumners served as board attorney for more than two decades. Before his formal appointment as lawyer for the Union County board, Mueller, a law partner of Sumners, had been acting as board attorney for several months during which Sumners was in declining health.
Mueller has resigned as attorney for the Union County Board of Supervisors to accept appointment as Assistant District Attorney in Mississippi’s Third Circuit Court District.
He will continue to live in Union County and maintain an office here.
The Union County Board of Supervisors honored Mueller during a reception in the board’s meeting room which was attended by many county officials and employees and other friends.
During its regular weekly meeting earlier in the day, the board officially appointed New Albany attorney Chandler Rogers as Mueller’s successor.
In other business during its eight-minute Tuesday morning meeting, the board approved payment of fees to the county medical examiner and approved payment to the chancery clerk for work in certifying the qualifications of applicants for Homestead Exemption.