- United States Deputy Attorney General
United States Deputy Attorney General is the second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Justice. In the United States federal government, the Deputy Attorney General oversees the day-to-day operation of the Department of Justice, and may act as Attorney General during the absence of the Attorney General. The Deputy Attorney General is appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. The position was created in 1950.
On May 14, 2007 Paul McNulty, then Deputy Attorney General, announced his resignation in a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. At the time, McNulty was considered "the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys."  Later, Gonzales himself would resign.
On July 18, 2007 President Bush announced his appointment of Craig S. Morford as acting Deputy Attorney General. Morford had been serving as the U.S. attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, and was known for his successful prosecution of former Ohio Representative James Traficant on bribery charges.
List of United States Deputy Attorneys General
Name Years in Office Appointed By A. Devitt Vanech 1951 – 1952 Eisenhower Ross L. Malone 1952 – 1953 Eisenhower William P. Rogers 1953 – 1957 Eisenhower Lawrence E. Walsh 1957 – 1960 Kennedy Byron White 1961 – 1962 Kennedy Nicholas Katzenbach 1962 – 1965 Kennedy Ramsey Clark 1965 – 1967 Johnson Warren Christopher 1967 – 1969 Johnson Richard G. Kleindienst 1969 – 1972 Nixon Ralph E. Erickson 1972 – 1973 Nixon Joseph Sneed 1973 Nixon William Ruckelshaus 1973 Nixon Laurence Silberman 1974 – 1975 Ford Harold R. Tyler, Jr. 1975 – 1977 Ford Peter F. Flaherty 1977 – 1978 Carter Benjamin R. Civiletti 1978 – 1979 Carter Charles B. Renfrew 1980 – 1981 Carter Edward C. Schmults 1981 – 1984 Reagan Carol E. Dinkins 1984 – 1985 Reagan D. Lowell Jensen 1985 – 1986 Reagan Arnold I. Burns 1986 – 1988 Reagan Harold G. Christensen 1988 – 1989 Reagan Donald B. Ayer 1989 – 1990 George H.W. Bush William P. Barr 1990 – 1991 George H.W. Bush George J. Terwilliger III 1992 – 1993 George H.W. Bush Philip B. Heymann 1993 – 1994 Clinton Jamie Gorelick 1994 – 1997 Clinton Eric Holder 1997 – 2001 Clinton Larry Thompson 2001 – 2003 George W. Bush James Comey 2003 – 2005 George W. Bush Paul McNulty 2005 – 2007 George W. Bush Craig Morford (acting) 2007 – 2008 George W. Bush Mark Filip 2008 – 2009 George W. Bush David W. Ogden 2009 – 2010 Obama Gary Grindler (acting) 2010 Obama James M. Cole 2010 – present Obama
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