William P. Barr ’71, GSAS’79 was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General on February 14 after being confirmed by the Senate in a 54–45 vote. Barr previously served as AG, from 1991 to 1993, under President George H.W. Bush. Since then he has been a corporate lawyer, general counsel for GTE Corp. (which merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon in 2000) and with the firm Kirkland & Ellis. He also sat on the Time Warner board of directors from 2009 to 2018.