Barbara Underwood

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Barbara Underwood
Solicitor General of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2007
GovernorEliot Spitzer
David Paterson
Andrew Cuomo
Preceded byCaitlin Halligan
66th Attorney General of New York
In office
May 8, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Acting: May 8, 2018 – May 22, 2018
GovernorAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byEric Schneiderman
Succeeded byLetitia James
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 11, 2001
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySeth P. Waxman
Succeeded byTheodore Olson
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
In office
March 23, 1998 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded bySeth P. Waxman
Succeeded byPaul Clement
Personal details
Born (1944-08-16) August 16, 1944 (age 75)
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Martin Halpern (m. 1985)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Barbara Dale Underwood (born August 16, 1944) is an American lawyer. She was the New York State Attorney General from May 8, 2018 to December 31, 2018. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General in the State of New York.[1] She served as the Solicitor General of New York, first appointed to the position by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in January 2007, and reappointed in 2011 by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

References[change | change source]

  1. McKinley, Jesse (22 May 2018). "Barbara Underwood Approved as State Attorney General; First Woman to Hold Post". N.Y. Times. Retrieved 24 May 2018.