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William P. Barr
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77th and 85th
United States Attorney General
Assumed office
February 14, 2019
President Donald Trump
Deputy Rod Rosenstein
Preceded by Jeff Sessions
In office
November 26, 1991 – January 20, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Deputy George J. Terwilliger III
Preceded by Dick Thornburgh
Succeeded by Janet Reno
25th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
May 1990 – November 26, 1991
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Donald B. Ayer
Succeeded by George J. Terwilliger III
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
In office
April 1989 – May 1990
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Douglas Kmiec
Succeeded by J. Michael Luttig
Personal details
Born
William Pelham Barr

May 23, 1950 (1950-05-23) (age 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Christine Barr (m. 1973)
Education Columbia University (BA, MA)
George Washington University (JD)

William Pelham "Bill" Barr (born May 23, 1950) is an American attorney. He is the 85th and current Attorney General of the United States since February 14, 2019 under the Donald Trump presidency. Before, he was the 77th Attorney General under the George H. W. Bush presidency from 1991 to 1993.

On December 7, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Barr to again serve as Attorney General of the United States. He was confirmed, for a second time, as Attorney General on February 14, 2019, and assumed office later the same day.

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