Stuart M. Gerson
|Stuart M. Gerson|
|Attorney General of the United States
January 20, 1993 – March 12, 1993
|Preceded by||William P. Barr|
|Succeeded by||Janet Reno|
Gerson was a debate coach for President George H. W. Bush during the 1988 campaign and went on to serve on President-elect Bush's transition team. Gerson was part of the Bush Administration's National Health Policy Working Group, serving as head of its Medical Malpractice Reform Working Group. At the Department of Justice (DOJ), he was the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.
Gerson was Acting Attorney General from January 20, 1993, to March 12, 1993. He was in the position for two reasons: first, President Clinton's problems in finding an Attorney General during that period, and second, being fourth in the line of succession at the Justice Department (other senior DOJ officials had already resigned). During his time as Acting AG, Gerson supported the Brady bill and was in office during the beginnings of the Waco siege. Janet Reno, President Clinton's nominee for Attorney General, was confirmed on March 12, and he resigned the same day. Acting Attorney General Gerson's last day at the Justice Department was March 19.
- Cahoon, Ben (2000). "United States Government". World Statesmen. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "20 January 1993 - 12 March 1993 Stuart M. Gerson (acting) (b. 1944)"
- Gerson, Stuart M. (2007-03-14). "Inside the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorneys Controversy". The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "That is correct. I had been the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division during Bush I, and was Acting Attorney General at the beginning of the Clinton administration."
- Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (n.d.). "Stuart M. Gerson Member of the Firm". Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
- Labaton, Stephen (1993-01-25). "Notes on Justice; Who's in Charge? Bush Holdover Says He Is, but Two Clinton Men Differ". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
- Staff reporter (1993-02-21). "Stuart Gerson's Parting Shot". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "As supporters of the Brady gun-control bill prepare to introduce it in Congress yet again this week, they find a welcome, if unlikely, ally in Stuart Gerson, the Acting Attorney General. Because President Clinton has had so many problems finding a new Attorney General, Mr. Gerson remains in office..."
- Scruggs, Richard; Steven Zipperstein; Robert Lyon; Victor Gonzalez; Herbert Cousins; Roderick Beverly (1993-10-08). "Report to the Deputy Attorney General on the Events at Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993". Department of Justice. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
- Ifill, Gwen (1993-03-12). "Reno Confirmed in Top Justice Job". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "She will replace Acting Attorney General Stuart M. Gerson, a holdover appointee from the Bush Administration. Ms. Reno said he resigned today."
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