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Deputy Attorneys General of the United States

The Deputy Attorney General, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the second-ranking official within the Department of Justice. The position of Deputy Attorney General was established by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1950 (effective May 24, 1950), which was prepared by President Harry S. Truman and transmitted to the Congress of the United States pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949.

Learn more about the distinguished Americans who have served as Deputy Attorney General below.