Gregory G. Garre

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Gregory Garre
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United States Solicitor General
In office
June 19, 2008 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Paul Clement
Succeeded by Edwin Kneedler (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1964-11-01) November 1, 1964 (age 50)
Berwyn, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Dartmouth College
George Washington University Law School

Gregory G. Garre (born November 1, 1964[citation needed]) is a former United States Solicitor General serving between June 19, 2008 to January 20, 2009. He spent his early life in his hometown of Barrington, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1987 and his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1991. Garre clerked for Chief Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court. He then went into private practice with the Washington D.C. firm Hogan & Hartson, from 1993 to 2000. In September 2000 Garre joined the office of the Solicitor General and in July 2004 returned to Hogan & Hartson. In September 2005, Garre returned to the Solicitor General's office as Deputy Solicitor General.

As Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Garre became Acting Solicitor General upon the resignation of his predecessor Paul Clement on June 19, 2008. He was nominated on the same day to be Solicitor General by President George W. Bush,[1] a position to which he was confirmed on October 2, 2008.[2]

He is currently a visiting professor at his alma mater, George Washington University Law School, teaching Constitutional Law and a class on the Supreme Court. On September 8, 2009, he joined the global law firm Latham & Watkins.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Paul Clement
United States Solicitor General
Succeeded by
Edwin Kneedler