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Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America
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Incumbent
Richard Donoghue

since December 23, 2020
U.S. Department of Justice
Reports to United States Attorney General
Appointer President of the United States
with advice and consent of the Senate
Formation May 24, 1950
First holder A. Devitt Vanech
Salary Executive Schedule, Level II

The United States Deputy Attorney General is the second highest ranking official in the United States Department of Justice. The Deputy Attorney General manages the day-to-day activities of the Department of Justice. It may act as Attorney General during the absence of the Attorney General. President of the United States appoints the Deputy Attorney General with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. The Office of the Deputy Attorney General was created in 1950.

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