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J. Joseph Curran Jr.
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44th Attorney General of Maryland
In office
January 21, 1987 – January 17, 2007
Governor William Donald Schaefer
Parris Glendening
Bob Ehrlich
Martin O'Malley
Preceded by Stephen H. Sachs
Succeeded by Douglas Gansler
4th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
January 19, 1983 – January 21, 1987
Governor Harry Hughes
Preceded by Samuel Bogley
Succeeded by Melvin Steinberg
Personal details
Born July 7, 1931 (1931-07-07) (age 89)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Barbara Marie (Atkins) Curran
Profession Attorney at law
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service 1951–1955
Battles/wars Korean War

J. Joseph Curran Jr. (born July 7, 1931) is an American politician. He is the longest serving elected Attorney General (1987 to 2007) in Maryland history, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1983 to 1987. His son-in-law, Martin J. O'Malley, served as the 61st Governor of Maryland.

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