Loretta Elizabeth Lynch is the 83rd and current Attorney General of the United States, having previously served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
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The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in five New York counties: Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk.
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Her tenure as U.S. Attorney General began in 2010, and she also held that position from 1999 to 2001.
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As U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Lynch oversaw federal prosecutions in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.
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Lynch graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984.
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She then practiced law in New York and became a federal prosecutor in 1990, rising to become head of the Eastern District office.
She later returned to private law practice, until she again became the top district prosecutor.
From 2003 to 2005, she served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
On November 8, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General.
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On February 26, 2015, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate confirmed her appointment by a 12–8 vote, with all Democrats of the committee and three Republicans in favor.
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On April 23, 2015, Lynch was confirmed by the Senate by a 56–43 vote, making her the second African-American, the second woman, and the first African-American woman to be confirmed for the position.
She was sworn in as Attorney General on April 27, 2015, by Vice President Joe Biden.
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