President Barack Obama on Wednesday named former Rep. Don Cazayoux (D) as a U.S. Attorney in Louisiana.
Cazayoux won a special election in May 2008 to replace GOP Rep. Richard Baker (La.) but was defeated in the fall by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
Obama named six others to U.S. Attorney posts on Wednesday.
"For their diligence and relentless pursuit of justice, I have named these seven distinguished individuals to serve as U.S. Attorneys,” Obama said in a statement. "They all possess a keen understanding of the law, and I am grateful for their commitment to public service and willingness to advocate on behalf of the American people."
The centrist Cazayoux was the first Democrat to represent his Baton Rouge-area district since the 1970s, but was one of only a handful of Democratic incumbents to lose in the 2008 elections, which was a landslide for the party.
Baker, a long-time lawmaker, had resigned from Congress earlier in 2008 to take a lobbying post.
After leaving Congress, Cazayoux had served as an assistant district attorney.