Robert Mueller

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Robert Mueller
6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
September 4, 2001 – September 4, 2013
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
DeputyThomas Pickard
Bruce J. Gebhardt
John S. Pistole
Timothy P. Murphy
Sean M. Joyce
Preceded byThomas Pickard (Acting)
Succeeded byJames Comey
United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 2001 – May 10, 2001
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEric Holder
Succeeded byLarry Thompson
United States Attorney for the Northern District of California
In office
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byMichael Yamaguchi
Succeeded byKevin Ryan
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byEdward Dennis
Succeeded byJo Ann Harris
United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byBill Weld
Succeeded byFrank L. McNamara
Personal details
Robert Swan Mueller III

(1944-08-07) August 7, 1944 (age 79)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican[1]
Ann Cabell Standish (m. 1966)
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
New York University (MA)
University of Virginia (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1968–1971[2]
Rank Captain
UnitH Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division
CommandsPlatoon commander
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsBronze Star Medal w/ Combat "V"
Purple Heart Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2) w/ Combat "V"
Combat Action Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross

Robert Swan Mueller III (/ˈmʌlər/; born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer and civil servant. He was the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2013. He is a Republican. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and his original ten-year term was given a two-year extension by President Barack Obama.

Mueller is the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. He is currently head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FBI Nominee Lauded for Tenacity". The Washington Post. July 30, 2001. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. "Robert S. Mueller, III, September 4, 2001- September 4, 2013", Federal Bureau of Investigation: "he served as an officer for three years".
  3. Rosenstein, Rod. "Rod Rosenstein's Letter Appointing Mueller Special Counsel". The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2017.

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