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LRC Online Services: Legal Trivia

This guide collects information about the resources that are available online through the Legal Research Center.

Legal Trivia

Q: Who was the first Attorney General of the U.S.?

A: The first Attorney General was Edmund Jennings Randolph, who had previously been an aide-to-camp to General George Washington, a member of the Constitutional Convention, and Governor of Virginia. President Washington appointed him as the first Attorney General of the United States in 1789.

Portrait of Edmund Jennings Randolph

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