United States Attorney General

Last updated on 7 June 2017
Seal of the United States Department of Justice.svg
Seal of the United States Department of Justice.svg
Flag of the United States Attorney General.svg
Flag of the United States Attorney General.svg
Jeff Sessions, official portrait.jpg
Jeff Sessions, official portrait.jpg

List of Attorneys General

EdRand.jpg
EdRand.jpg
William Bradford, AG.jpg
William Bradford, AG.jpg
Charles Lee, AG.png
Charles Lee, AG.png
Levi Lincoln, Sr.jpg
Levi Lincoln, Sr.jpg
John Breckinridge.jpg
John Breckinridge.jpg
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Rodneycaesara3.jpg
Williampinkney (1).jpg
Williampinkney (1).jpg
Richard Rush engraving.png
Richard Rush engraving.png
WilliamWirt.png
WilliamWirt.png
John Macpherson Berrien.jpg
John Macpherson Berrien.jpg
Roger Taney.jpg
Roger Taney.jpg
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795%E2%80%931858).jpg
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795–1858).jpg
Felix Grundy.jpg
Felix Grundy.jpg
Henry D. Gilpin, Attorney General of the United States (trimmed).jpg
Henry D. Gilpin, Attorney General of the United States (trimmed).jpg
John Jordan Crittenden - Brady 1855.jpg
John Jordan Crittenden - Brady 1855.jpg
Hugh S. Legar%C3%A9.jpg
Hugh S. Legaré.jpg
John Nelson, bw photo portrait, Brady-Handy collection, circa 1855-1865.jpg
John Nelson, bw photo portrait, Brady-Handy collection, circa 1855-1865.jpg
JYMason.jpg
JYMason.jpg
NClifford.jpg
NClifford.jpg
Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Reverdy Johnson.jpg
Reverdy Johnson.jpg
John Jordan Crittenden - Brady 1855.jpg
John Jordan Crittenden - Brady 1855.jpg
Caleb Cushing.jpg
Caleb Cushing.jpg
JSBlack-AG.jpg
JSBlack-AG.jpg
Edwin McMasters Stanton Secretary of War.jpg
Edwin McMasters Stanton Secretary of War.jpg
Edward Bates - Brady-Handy.jpg
Edward Bates - Brady-Handy.jpg
James Speed.jpg
James Speed.jpg
Stanberry-AttorGen.jpg
Stanberry-AttorGen.jpg
William M. Evarts - Brady-Handy.jpg
William M. Evarts - Brady-Handy.jpg
EbenezerRHoar.jpg
EbenezerRHoar.jpg
Amos T Akerman - crop and minor retouch.jpg
Amos T Akerman - crop and minor retouch.jpg
George Henry Williams - Brady-Handy - Restored %26 Cropped.jpg
George Henry Williams - Brady-Handy - Restored & Cropped.jpg
Edwards Pierrepont, Brady-Handy bw photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Edwards Pierrepont, Brady-Handy bw photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Alphonso Taft seated.jpg
Alphonso Taft seated.jpg
Hon. Charles Devens of Mass. Atty Gen. Hayes Cabinet.png
Hon. Charles Devens of Mass. Atty Gen. Hayes Cabinet.png
Wayne MacVeagh - Brady-Handy.jpg
Wayne MacVeagh - Brady-Handy.jpg
BenjaminHBrewster.jpg
BenjaminHBrewster.jpg
Augustus Hill Garland - Brady-Handy.jpg
Augustus Hill Garland - Brady-Handy.jpg
WHHMiller.jpg
WHHMiller.jpg
Richard Olney, Bain bw photo portrait, 1913.jpg
Richard Olney, Bain bw photo portrait, 1913.jpg
Jud Harmon.jpg
Jud Harmon.jpg
AssoJstcJMcK.jpg
AssoJstcJMcK.jpg
Griggs2.jpg
Griggs2.jpg
Philander Knox, bw photo portrait, 1904.jpg
Philander Knox, bw photo portrait, 1904.jpg
WHMoody.jpg
WHMoody.jpg
CJBonaparte.jpg
CJBonaparte.jpg
GWWickersham.jpg
GWWickersham.jpg
James C. McReynolds - c1913.jpg
James C. McReynolds - c1913.jpg
WP Thomas Watt Gregory.jpg
WP Thomas Watt Gregory.jpg
Alexander Mitchell Palmer.jpg
Alexander Mitchell Palmer.jpg
Harry Daugherty, bw photo portrait 1920.jpg
Harry Daugherty, bw photo portrait 1920.jpg
Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone photograph circa 1927-1932.jpg
Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone photograph circa 1927-1932.jpg
John Sargent, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg
John Sargent, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg
William D. Mitchell cph.3b30394.jpg
William D. Mitchell cph.3b30394.jpg
Homer Cummings, Harris %26 Ewing photo portrait, 1920.jpg
Homer Cummings, Harris & Ewing photo portrait, 1920.jpg
Justice Frank Murphy.jpg
Justice Frank Murphy.jpg
Roberthjackson.jpg
Roberthjackson.jpg
Francis Biddle cph.3b27524.jpg
Francis Biddle cph.3b27524.jpg
Tom C. Clark.gif
Tom C. Clark.gif
J. Howard McGrath.jpg
J. Howard McGrath.jpg
James P McGranery cropped.jpg
James P McGranery cropped.jpg
Herbert Brownell.jpg
Herbert Brownell.jpg
William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State.jpg
William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State.jpg
Robert F Kennedy crop.jpg
Robert F Kennedy crop.jpg
Nicholas Katzenbach at White House, 6 May 1968.jpg
Nicholas Katzenbach at White House, 6 May 1968.jpg
Ramsey Clark at the White House, 28 Feb 1968.jpg
Ramsey Clark at the White House, 28 Feb 1968.jpg
John Mitchell.jpg
John Mitchell.jpg
Richard Kleindienst USAG portrait.gif
Richard Kleindienst USAG portrait.gif
ElliotLeeRichardson.jpg
ElliotLeeRichardson.jpg
Robert Bork.jpg
Robert Bork.jpg
William B. Saxbe.jpg
William B. Saxbe.jpg
Edward H. Levi USAG portrait.gif
Edward H. Levi USAG portrait.gif
Dick Thornburgh.jpg
Dick Thornburgh.jpg
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1Benjamin Civiletti.jpg
1Benjamin Civiletti.jpg
Portrait officiel de William French Smith.jpg
Portrait officiel de William French Smith.jpg
Edwin Meese publicity shot.jpg
Edwin Meese publicity shot.jpg
Dick Thornburgh.jpg
Dick Thornburgh.jpg
William Barr, official photo as Attorney General.jpg
William Barr, official photo as Attorney General.jpg
Janet Reno-us-Portrait.jpg
Janet Reno-us-Portrait.jpg
HolderEric.jpg
HolderEric.jpg
John Ashcroft.jpg
John Ashcroft.jpg
Alberto Gonzales - official DoJ photograph.jpg
Alberto Gonzales - official DoJ photograph.jpg
Paul D. Clement.jpg
Paul D. Clement.jpg
Peterkeisler.jpg
Peterkeisler.jpg
Michael Mukasey, official AG photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Michael Mukasey, official AG photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Mark Filip.jpg
Mark Filip.jpg
Eric Holder official portrait.jpg
Eric Holder official portrait.jpg
Loretta Lynch, official portrait.jpg
Loretta Lynch, official portrait.jpg
Sally Q. Yates.jpg
Sally Q. Yates.jpg
Dana Boente.jpg
Dana Boente.jpg
Jeff Sessions, official portrait.jpg
Jeff Sessions, official portrait.jpg

References

  1. ^ "3 U.S. Code § 19 - Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act".
  2. ^ Judiciary Act of 1789, section 35.
  3. ^ Cabinets and Counselors: The President and the Executive Branch (1997). Congressional Quarterly. p. 87.
  4. ^ Lichtblau, Eric; Apuzzo, Matt; Landler, Mark (January 30, 2017). "Trump Fires Acting Attorney General". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Refuses to Enforce Trump Refugee EO". Lawfare Blog. January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  6. ^ "Meet the U.S. Attorney: Dana J. Boente". U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved February 1, 2016.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ Lichtblau, Eric; Apuzzo, Matt; Landler, Mark (January 30, 2017). "Trump Fires Acting Attorney General". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Refuses to Enforce Trump Refugee EO". Lawfare Blog. January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  9. ^ Lichtblau, Eric (February 8, 2017). "Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle". The New York Times Company. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Meet the Acting Deputy Attorney General | DAG | Department of Justice". www.justice.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  11. ^ a b Charlie Savage; Maggie Haberman (11 March 2017). "Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  12. ^ Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2017, The 205 Open Jobs at Justice
  13. ^ "Without fanfare, Trump reverses Obama order on Justice Department succession". USA Today. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice". Federal Register. 2017-01-21. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  15. ^ "Executive Order 13787, Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice" (PDF). Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Presidential Documents. April 5, 2017.
  16. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "United States Government". World Statesmen. Retrieved 2008-12-12. January 20, 1993 – March 12, 1993 Stuart M. Gerson (acting) (b. 1944)
  17. ^ a b Staff reporter (1993-02-21). "Stuart Gerson's Parting Shot". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. As supporters of the Brady gun-control bill prepare to introduce it in Congress yet again this week, they find a welcome, if unlikely, ally in Stuart Gerson, the Acting Attorney General. Because President Clinton has had so many problems finding a new Attorney General, Mr. Gerson remains in office...
  18. ^ Labaton, Stephen (1993-01-25). "Notes on Justice; Who's in Charge? Bush Holdover Says He Is, but Two Clinton Men Differ". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  19. ^ a b Scruggs, Richard; Steven Zipperstein; Robert Lyon; Victor Gonzalez; Herbert Cousins; Roderick Beverly (1993-10-08). "Report to the Deputy Attorney General on the Events at Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993". Department of Justice. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  20. ^ a b Ifill, Gwen (1993-03-12). "Reno Confirmed in Top Justice Job". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. She will replace Acting Attorney General Stuart M. Gerson, a holdover appointee from the Bush Administration. Ms. Reno said he resigned today.
  21. ^ Meyers, Steven Lee (August 27, 2007). "Embattled Attorney General Resigns". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  22. ^ Eggen, Dan; Elizabeth Williamson (September 19, 2007). "Democrats May Tie Confirmation to Gonzales Papers". Washington Post. pp. A10. Retrieved September 19, 2007.
  23. ^ "President Bush Announces Judge Michael Mukasey as Nominee for Attorney General", White House press release, September 17, 2007
  24. ^ "Bush Text on Attorney General Nomination". NewsOK.com. The Oklahoman. The Associated Press. September 17, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2007.
  25. ^ Staff reporter (2009-01-15). "Obama asks U.S. Attorneys to stay 'for the time being'". CNN Political Ticker. Retrieved 2009-01-21. In addition, Obama's transition team has asked current Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip, also a Bush appointee, to serve as Acting Attorney General replacing outgoing Attorney General Michael Mukasey.)
  26. ^ Staff reporter (2009-01-21). "Bush Appointees Holding Down the Fort While Obama Nominees Await Confirmation". FOX News. Retrieved 2009-02-04. While Holder waits for his confirmation, Bush appointee Mark Filip is acting attorney general. A former U.S. District Court judge in Illinois, the native Chicagoan holds a law degree from Harvard and was a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Holder was supposed to have faced a confirmation vote on Wednesday, but scheduling conflicts necessitated a delay in the Senate.
  27. ^ "Acting Attorney General Mark Filip." United States Department of Justice. January 20, 2009. (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5eJ6TAbgg)
  28. ^ Staff reporter (2009-02-03). "Obama attorney-general confirmed". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-02-03. President Barack Obama's choice for attorney-general, Eric Holder, has been confirmed in the post by the US Senate.
  29. ^ Staff (n.d.). "USDOJ: Office of the Attorney General". US Department of Justice. Retrieved 2009-02-03. Alberto Gonzales. was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States on March 22, 2013 by Vice-President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Mr. Gonzales on December 1, 2012.

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