US ATTORNEY GENERAL LIST

The US Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation.

The attorney general of the United States serves in a Executive Branch position and is set to represent the government in litigation and to advise government agencies and officials in legal matters.

The list below begins with the most recent US Attorney General:

NAME ------ TERM ------ PRESIDENT

Eric Holder - (2009 - ) Barack Obama
Michael B. Mukasey - (2007-2009) - George W. Bush
Alberto R. Gonzales - (2005-2007) - George W. Bush
John Ashcroft - (2001-2005) - George W. Bush
Janet Reno - 1993-2001 - Bill Clinton


More US Attorney General:

NAME ------ TERM ------ PRESIDENT

William Barr - 1991-1993 - George H. Bush
Richard Thornburgh - 1988-1991 - Ronald Reagan & George H. Bush
Edwin Meese III - 1985-1988 - Ronald Reagan
William French Smith - 1981-1985 - Ronald Reagan
Benjamin R. Civiletti - 1979-1981 - Jimmy Carter
Griffin B. Bell - 1977-1979 - Jimmy Carter
Edward H. Levi - 1975-1977 - Gerald Ford
William B. Saxbe - 1974-1975 - Richard Nixon
Elliot L. Richardson - 1973 - Richard Nixon
Richard G. Kleindienst - 1972-1973 - Richard Nixon
John N. Mitchell - 1969-1972 - Richard Nixon
Ramsey Clark - 1967-1969 - Lyndon B. Johnson
Nicholas de B. Katzenbach - 1965-1966 - Lyndon B. Johnson
Robert F. Kennedy - 1961-1964 - John F. Kennedy
William P. Rogers - (1957-1961) - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Herbert Brownell Jr. - (1953-1957) - Dwight D. Eisenhower
James P. McGranery - (1952-1953) - Harry S. Truman
J. Howard McGrath - (1949-1952) - Harry S. Truman
Tom C. Clark - (1945-1949) - Harry S. Truman
Francis Biddle - (1941-1945) - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Robert H. Jackson - (1940-1941) - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Frank Murphy - (1939-1940) - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Homer S. Cummings - (1933-1939) - Franklin D. Roosevelt
William D. Mitchell - (1929-1933) - Herbert Hoover
John G. Sargent - (1925-1929) - Calvin Coolidge
Harlan Fiske Stone - (1924-1925) - Calvin Coolidge
Harry M. Daugherty - (1921-1924) - Warren G. Harding
A. Mitchell Palmer - (1919-1921) - Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Watt Gregory - (1914-1919) - Woodrow Wilson
James C. McReynolds - (1913-1914) - Woodrow Wilson
George W. Wickersham - (1909-1913) - William Howard Taft
Charles J. Bonaparte - (1906-1909) - Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Moody - (1904-1906) - Theodore Roosevelt
Philander C. Knox - (1901-1904) - William McKinley
John W. Griggs - (1898-1901) - William McKinley
Joseph McKenna - (1897-1898) - William McKinley
Judson Harmon - (1895-1897) - Grover Cleveland
Richard Olney - (1893-1895) - Grover Cleveland
William H.H. Miller - (1889-1893) - Benjamin Harrison
Augustus H. Garland - (1885-1889) - Grover Cleveland
Benjamin H. Brewster - (1881-1885) - Chester A. Arthur
Wayne MacVeagh - (1881) - James A. Garfield
Charles Devens - (1877-1881) - Rutherford B. Hayes
Alphonso Taft - (1876-1877) - Ulysses S. Grant
Edwards Pierrepont - (1875-1876) - Ulysses S. Grant
George H. Williams - (1871-1875) - Ulysses S. Grant
Amos T. Akerman - (1870-1872) - Ulysses S. Grant
Ebenezer R. Hoar - (1869-1870) - Ulysses S. Grant
William M. Evarts - (1868-1869) - Andrew Johnson
Henry Stanberry - (1866-1868) - Andrew Johnson
James Speed - (1864-1866) - Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson
Edward Bates - (1861-1864) - Abraham Lincoln
Edwin M. Stanton - (1860-1861) - James Buchanan
Jeremiah S. Black - (1857-1860) - James Buchanan
Caleb Cushing - (1853-1857) - Franklin Pierce
John J. Crittenden - (1850-1853) - Millard Fillmore
Reverdy Johnson - (1849-1850) - Zachary Taylor
Issac Toucey - (1848-1849) - James K. Polk
Nathan Clifford - (1846-1848) - James K. Polk
John Y. Mason - (1845-1846) - James K. Polk
John Nelson - (1843-1845) - John Tyler
Hugh S. Legare - (1841-1843) - John Tyler
John J. Crittenden - (1841) - William Henry Harrison & John Tyler
Henry D. Gilpin - (1840-1841) - Martin Van Buren
Felix Grundy - (1838-1839) - Martin Van Buren
Benjamin F. Butler - (1833-1838) - Andrew Jackson & Martin Van Buren
Roger B. Taney - (1831-1833) - Andrew Jackson
John M. Berrien - (1829-1831) - Andrew Jackson
William Wirt - (1817-1829) - James Monroe & John Q. Adams
Richard Rush - (1814-1817) - James Madison
William Pinkney - (1811-1814) - James Madison
Caesar A. Rodney - (1807-1811) - Thomas Jefferson & Madison
John Breckenridge - (1805-1806) - Thomas Jefferson
Levi Lincoln - (1801-1805) - Thomas Jefferson
Charles Lee - (1795-1801) - George Washington & John Adams
William Bradford - (1794-1795) - George Washington
Edmund Randolph - (1789-1794) - George Washington



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