U.S. Attorneys General Quiz

There have been 83 different Attorneys General in the history of the United States. How many can you name?
Excluding the acting Attorneys General
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Last updated: December 6, 2020
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Term
Attorney General
2019-
William Barr
2017-2018
Jeff Sessions
2015-2017
Loretta Lynch
2009-2015
Eric Holder
2007-2009
Michael Mukasey
2005-2007
Alberto Gonzales
2001-2005
John Ashcroft
1993-2001
Janet Reno
1991-1993
William Barr
1988-1991
Dick Thornburgh
1985-1988
Edwin Meese
1981-1985
William French Smith
1979-1981
Benjamin Civiletti
1977-1979
Griffin Bell
1975-1977
Edward H. Levi
1974-1975
William B. Saxbe
1973
Elliot Richardson
1972-1973
Richard Kleindienst
1969-1972
John N. Mitchell
1967-1969
Ramsey Clark
1965-1966
Nicholas Katzenbach
1961-1964
Robert F. Kennedy
1957-1961
William P. Rogers
1953-1957
Herbert Brownell Jr.
1952-1953
James P. McGranery
1949-1952
J. Howard McGrath
1945-1949
Tom C. Clark
1941-1945
Francis Biddle
1940-1941
Robert H. Jackson
Term
Attorney General
1939-1940
Frank Murphy
1933-1939
Homer Stille Cummings
1929-1933
William D. Mitchell
1925-1929
John G. Sargent
1924-1925
Harlan F. Stone
1921-1924
Harry M. Daugherty
1919-1921
A. Mitchell Palmer
1914-1919
Thomas Watt Gregory
1913-1914
James C. McReynolds
1909-1913
George W. Wickersham
1906-1909
Charles Bonaparte
1904-1906
William Henry Moody
1901-1904
Philander C. Knox
1898-1901
John W. Griggs
1897-1898
Joseph McKenna
1895-1897
Judson Harmon
1893-1895
Richard Olney
1889-1893
William H. H. Miller
1885-1889
Augustus Garland
1881-1885
Benjamin H. Brewster
1881
Wayne MacVeagh
1877-1881
Charles Devens
1876-1877
Alphonso Taft
1875-1876
Edwards Pierrepont
1871-1875
George Henry Williams
1870-1871
Amos T. Akerman
1869-1870
Ebenezer R. Hoar
1868-1869
William M. Evarts
Term
Attorney General
1866-1868
Henry Stanbery
1864-1866
James Speed
1861-1864
Edward Bates
1860-1961
Edwin Stanton
1857-1860
Jeremiah S. Black
1853-1857
Caleb Cushing
1850-1853
John J. Crittenden
1849-1850
Reverdy Johnson
1848-1849
Isaac Toucey
1846-1848
Nathan Clifford
1845-1846
John Y. Mason
1843-1845
John Nelson
1841-1843
Hugh S. Legaré
1841
John J. Crittenden
1840-1841
Henry D. Gilpin
1838-1840
Felix Grundy
1833-1838
Benjamin Franklin Butler
1831-1833
Roger B. Taney
1829-1831
John Macpherson Berrien
1817-1829
William Wirt
1814-1817
Richard Rush
1811-1814
William Pinkney
1807-1811
Caesar Augustus Rodney
1805-1806
John Breckinridge
1801-1805
Levi Lincoln Sr.
1795-1801
Charles Lee
1794-1795
William Bradford
1789-1794
Edmund Randolph
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2020
Great quiz! This is just an FYI about American English: The preferred plural is "attorneys general." Also, the name of the AG from 1811-1814 has a typo: the correct spelling is "Pinkney." Thanks!
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Level 67
Dec 6, 2020
Thanks, I didn't know that.