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 Sam Olens.

Attorneys General, 1776–present[edit]

Pre-Statehood[edit]

# Name Term of Service
1 Williams Stephens 1776–1780
2 John Milledge 1780–1781
3 Samuel Stirk 1781–1785
4 Nathaniel Pendleton 1785–1786
5 Matthew McAllister 1787–1788

Post-Statehood[edit]

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

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