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Michael Mukasey
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81st United States Attorney General
In office
November 9, 2007 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Alberto Gonzales
Succeeded by Eric Holder
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
March 12, 2000 – August 1, 2006
Preceded by Thomas Griesa
Succeeded by Kimba Wood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
November 9, 1987 – September 9, 2006
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Abraham Sofaer
Succeeded by Richard Sullivan
Personal details
Born
Michael Bernard Mukasey

July 28, 1941 (1941-07-28) (age 78)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Bernstock
Children Marc
Jessica
Alma mater Columbia University (BA)
Yale Law School (LL.B)

Michael Bernard Mukasey (/mjuːˈkzi/; born July 28, 1941) is an American lawyer and former judge. He served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. Mukasey was appointed following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed by Ronald Reagan, six of those years as Chief Judge.

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