Attorney General of Georgia

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The attorney general of Georgia is the chief law enforcement officer and lawyer for the U.S. state of Georgia. The attorney general is elected to a four-year term at the same time as elections are held for Governor and other offices.

The current attorney general is Christopher M. Carr. Carr was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal following the resignation of former Attorney General Sam Olens, who was officially appointed to the office of President of Kennesaw State University on November 1, 2016. Carr will serve out the two years that are remaining on Olens’ term. In 2018, Carr will be eligible to seek election to a full four-year term.[1]

Attorneys General, 1754–present[2][edit]

Pre-Statehood[edit]

# Name Term of Service
1 William Clifton 1754-1764
2 Charles Pryce 1764-1776
3 Williams Stephens 1776–1780
4 John Milledge 1780–1781
5 Samuel Stirk 1781–1785
6 Nathaniel Pendleton 1785–1786
7 Matthew McAllister 1787–1788

Post-Statehood[edit]

# Name Term of Service Political Party
7 Matthew McAllister 1788–1791
8 George Walker 1792–1795
9 David Brydie Mitchell 1796–1806
10 Robert Walker 1807–1808
11 John Hamil 1808
12 John Forsyth 1808–1811
13 Alexander M. Allen 1811
14 Richard Henry Wilde 1811–1813
15 Alexander M. Allen 1813–1816
16 Roger Lawson Gamble 1816–1822
17 Thomas F. Wells 1822–1827
18 George W. Crawford 1827–1831
19 Charles Jones Jenkins 1831–1834
20 Ebenezer Starnes 1834–1840
21 James Gardner 1840–1843
22 John J. R. Flournoy 1843–1847
23 Alpheus Colvard 1847–1851
24 John Troup Shewmake 1851–1855
25 William R. McLaws 1855–1859
26 Alpheus M. Rogers 1859–1861
27 Winder P. Johnson 1861
28 William Watts Montgomery 1861–1865
29 George Thomas Barnes 1865–1866
30 John Philpot Curren Whitehead 1866–1868
31 Henry P. Farrow 1868–1872
32 N. J. Hammond 1872–1877
33 Robert N. Ely 1877–1880
34 Clifford Anderson 1880–1890
35 George N. Lester 1890–1891
36 W. A. Little 1891–1892
37 J. M. Terrell 1892–1902
38 Boykin Wright 1902
39 John C. Hart 1902–1910
40 Hewlett A. Hall 1910–1911
41 Thomas S. Felder 1911–1914
42 Warren Grice 1914–1915
43 Clifford Walker 1915–1920
44 R. A. Denny 1920–1921
45 George M. Napier 1921–1932
46 Lawrence S. Camp 1932
47 M. J. Yeomans 1933–1939
48 Ellis G. Arnall 1939–1943
49 Grady Head 1943–1945
50 Eugene Cook 1945–1965
51 Arthur K. Bolton 1965–1981
52 Michael J. Bowers 1981–1997
53 Thurbert E. Baker 1997–2011
54 Samuel S. Olens 2011–2016
55 Christopher M. Carr 2016-

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