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  Lynch, Loretta
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  2010-07-01  
 
NameLoretta Lynch
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, New York , United States
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Born May 21, 1959 (60 years)
ContributorDodge Landesman
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Dec 20, 2015 06:42pm
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InfoLoretta Elizabeth Lynch is the 83rd and current Attorney General of the United States, having previously served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Her tenure as U.S. Attorney began in 2010, and she also held that position from 1999 to 2001. As U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Lynch oversaw federal prosecutions in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

A native of North Carolina, she graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984. Lynch then practiced law in New York and became a federal prosecutor in 1990, rising to become head of the Eastern District office. She later returned to private law practice, until she again became the top district prosecutor. From 2003 to 2005, she served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

On November 8, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General. On February 26, 2015, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate confirmed her appointment by a 12–8 vote, with all Democrats of the committee and three Republicans in favor. On April 23, 2015, Lynch was confirmed by the Senate by a 56–43 vote, making her the first African-American woman and the second woman to be confirmed for the position. She was sworn in as Attorney General on April 27, 2015 by Vice President Joe Biden.


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  04/23/2015 US Attorney General Won 56.57% (+13.13%)
  04/22/2010 US Attorney - NY Eastern District Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  02/08/2017 US Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
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