Luther Strange

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Luther Johnson Strange, III
Attorney General of Alabama
Assumed office
January 17, 2011
Preceded by Troy King
Personal details
Born (1953-03-01) March 1, 1953 (age 61)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Melissa Strange
Children Two children
Residence Mountain Brook, Alabama
Alma mater Tulane University

Tulane University Law School

Occupation Attorney

Luther Johnson Strange, III (born March 1, 1953), is the 49th Attorney General of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] Strange was a candidate for public office in both 2006 and 2010.[2][3] In 2006, Strange ran for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and defeated George Wallace, Jr. in the Republican primary. Strange then lost the general election to Democrat Jim Folsom, Jr.. In 2010, Strange defeated incumbent Attorney General Troy King in the Republican primary, before going on to win the general election on November 2, 2010, against Democrat James Anderson.[4]


Luther Strange was born in Birmingham and lived in Sylacauga until the age of six, when his family moved to Homewood, Alabama. Strange is an Eagle Scout.[1]

Strange graduated from Shades Valley High School in 1970. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then his Juris Doctor in 1979 from Tulane University Law School. Strange was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1981.[5]

Prior to being elected Attorney General, Strange was the founder of the law firm Strange LLC., based in Birmingham. Prior to founding his firm, he was a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.[1]

In December 2011, Strange was honored as a Distinguished Eagle Scout, by the Boy Scouts of America.[6][7]

Strange and his family currently reside in Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham. He and his wife, Melissa, have two sons.


  1. ^ a b c "About Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange". Office of the Attorney General. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bentley, Strange to announce their plans" Gadsden Times available at
  3. ^ "Strange leads efforts in Lt. Governor's race" Decatur Daily available at
  4. ^ Washington, Dennis. "Luther Strange declared winner for Attorney General". Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "MEMBER SEARCH". Alabama State Bar Directory. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Boy Scouts reception set to honor Luther Strange and new Eagle Scouts | Community Spirit | Greenville News". 2011-12-05. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "To Be Honored Tonight As Distinguished Eagle Scout". Luther Strange. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Troy King
Attorney General of Alabama
2011 – present
Succeeded by