On November 8, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Lynch will be the second woman and the second African American to serve as Attorney General. Lynch, who currently serves as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has been confirmed by the Senate on two previous occasions with no significant opposition.
Lynch is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in English and American literature. She is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.
In 1999, she was appointted by President Clinton as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. When George W. Bush was elected President, Lynch joined a New York law firm but was reappointed to the post in 2010 by President Obama.