Loretta Lynch sworn-in as first black female Attorney General of US

Loretta Lynch has sworn-in as United States’ first African-American woman Attorney General. She is 83rd Attorney General of country.

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 is 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).

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