William Barr

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William P. Barr
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77th and 85th
United States Attorney General
In office
February 14, 2019 – December 23, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyRod Rosenstein
Jeffrey A. Rosen
Preceded byJeff Sessions
Succeeded byJeffrey A. Rosen (acting)
Merrick Garland (nominee)
In office
November 26, 1991 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
DeputyGeorge J. Terwilliger III
Preceded byDick Thornburgh
Succeeded byJanet Reno
25th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
May 1990 – November 26, 1991
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDonald B. Ayer
Succeeded byGeorge J. Terwilliger III
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
In office
April 1989 – May 1990
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDouglas Kmiec
Succeeded byJ. Michael Luttig
Personal details
Born
William Pelham Barr

(1950-05-23) May 23, 1950 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Christine Barr (m. 1973)
EducationColumbia University (BA, MA)
George Washington University (JD)

William Pelham "Bill" Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney. He was the 85th Attorney General of the United States from February 14, 2019 to December 23, 2020 under the Donald Trump presidency. Before, he was the 77th Attorney General under the George H. W. Bush presidency from 1991 to 1993.[1][2]

On December 7, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Barr to again serve as Attorney General of the United States.[3][4] He was confirmed, for a second time, as Attorney General on February 14, 2019, and assumed office later the same day.[5]

On December 14, 2020, Trump announced that Barr would be resigning as attorney general, effective December 23.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Barrett, Paul, "Bush Picks Barr for Attorney General Post", The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 1991, page A25.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Former Attorney General and Verizon General Counsel Joins Kirkland & Ellis LLP Archived 2012-05-13 at the Wayback Machine (press release). January 7, 2009.
  3. "Trump Says He Has Chosen William Barr to Be Next Attorney General". Wall Street Journal. December 7, 2018.
  4. Trump, Donald J. (December 7, 2018). "I am pleased to announce that I will be nominating The Honorable William P. Barr for the position of Attorney General of the United States. As the former AG for George H.W. Bush..." @realDonaldTrump. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  5. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430025-senate-confirms-trump-pick-william-barr-as-new-attorney-general
  6. Benner, Katie (December 14, 2020). "William Barr Is Out as Attorney General". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 14, 2020.