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Barr Confirmed as Attorney General

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William P. Barr

William P. Barr ’71, GSAS’73

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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.