Loretta Lynch (first black female) sworn-in as 83rd Attorney General of country [ Current Affairs ]
Loretta Lynch has sworn-in as United States’ first African-American woman Attorney (83rd) General. She is 83rd newest Attorney General of the United States. Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder who left the position on April 24, 2015 after serving Attorney General for six years. Earlier, her appointment was confirmed by senate on April 23, 2015. Prior to this appointment she had served as US Attorney for the eastern district of New York, which encompasses much part of New York City.
- Lynch was born on May 21, 1959 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She completed graduate from Harvard College in 1981 and holds Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (1984).
- Attorney General Lynch assured the President that she would continue to monitor events in Baltimore and that the Department of Justice stands ready to provide any assistance that might be helpful there.
- The President highlighted the Administration’s commitment to provide assistance as needed and will continue to receive updates on the situation from Attorney General Lynch and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.
- Published on: April 30, 2015