Barbara Underwood

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Barbara Underwood
66th Attorney General of New York
Assumed office
May 22, 2018
Acting: May 8, 2018 – May 22, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Preceded by Eric Schneiderman
Solicitor General of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2007
Governor Eliot Spitzer
David Paterson
Andrew Cuomo
Preceded by Caitlin Halligan
Solicitor General of the United States
Acting
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 11, 2001
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Seth P. Waxman
Succeeded by Theodore Olson
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
In office
March 23, 1998 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seth P. Waxman
Succeeded by Paul Clement
Personal details
Born (1944-08-16) August 16, 1944 (age 74)
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Martin Halpern (m. 1985)
Education Harvard University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Barbara Dale Underwood (born August 16, 1944) is an American lawyer. She serves as the New York State Attorney General since May 8, 2018. She is 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.