Michael Mukasey

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Michael Mukasey
Michael Mukasey, official AG photo portrait, 2007.jpg
81st United States Attorney General
In office
November 9, 2007 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAlberto Gonzales
Succeeded byEric Holder
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 12, 2000 – August 1, 2006
Preceded byThomas Griesa
Succeeded byKimba Wood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
November 9, 1987 – September 9, 2006
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byAbraham Sofaer
Succeeded byRichard Sullivan
Personal details
Born
Michael Bernard Mukasey

(1941-07-28) July 28, 1941 (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Bernstock
ChildrenMarc
Jessica
Alma materColumbia University (BA)
Yale Law School (LL.B)

Michael Bernard Mukasey[1] (/mjuːˈkzi/;[2] born July 28, 1941)[3] is an American lawyer and former judge. He served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. Mukasey was appointed following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed by Ronald Reagan, six of those years as Chief Judge.

References[change | change source]

  1. Shenon, Philip; Benjamin Weiser (September 18, 2007). "A Washington Outsider With Many Sides". New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2007.
  2. See inogolo:pronunciation of Michael Mukasey.
  3. Leinwand, Donna; Kevin Johnson (September 17, 2007). "Mukasey is outsider with inside track". USA Today. Retrieved September 18, 2007.