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|83rd United States Attorney General|
April 27, 2015 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Eric Holder|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Sessions|
|United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York|
May 8, 2010 – April 27, 2015
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Benton Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Kelly T. Currie (Acting)|
June 2, 1999 – May 2, 2001
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Zachary Carter|
|Succeeded by||Roslynn Mauskopf|
Loretta Elizabeth Lynch
May 21, 1959
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Stephen Hargrove (2007–present)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Loretta Elizabeth Lynch (born May 21, 1959) is an American politician. She was the 83rd Attorney General of the United States from April 27, 2015 to January 20, 2017. Before, she served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1999 through 2001 and again from 2010 through 2015.
Lynch was nominated by President Barack Obama on November 8, 2014. Her appointment was confirmed on April 23, 2015 by a 56 to 43 vote. Her nomination process was one of the longest in the history of the United States, taking 166 days after she was first nominated for the post.
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