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Loretta Lynch
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83rd United States Attorney General
In office
April 27, 2015 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Deputy Sally Yates
Preceded by Eric Holder
Succeeded by Jeff Sessions
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
In office
May 8, 2010 – April 27, 2015
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Benton Campbell
Succeeded by Kelly T. Currie (Acting)
In office
June 2, 1999 – May 2, 2001
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Zachary Carter
Succeeded by Roslynn Mauskopf
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Loretta Elizabeth Lynch

(1959-05-21) May 21, 1959 (age 63)
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
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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