Gregory G. Garre
|United States Solicitor General|
June 19, 2008 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Paul Clement|
|Succeeded by||Edwin Kneedler (Acting)|
November 1, 1964 |
Berwyn, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College
George Washington University
Gregory G. Garre (born November 1, 1964) 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, a position to which he was confirmed on October 2, 2008.
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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