Elizabeth Prelogar

American attorney

Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar (born 1980)[2] is an American lawyer. In January 2021, she became acting Solicitor General of the United States.[3] In August 2021, President Joe Biden nominated her to serve as the permanent Solicitor General.[4] She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 28, 2021.ref>"Elizabeth Prelogar Is Solicitor General of the United States". The American Law Institute. Retrieved 5 November 2021.</ref>[5]

Elizabeth Prelogar
Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar, Solicitor General.png
Solicitor General of the United States
Assumed office
October 28, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byBrian Fletcher (acting)
In office
Acting: January 20, 2021 – August 11, 2021
Preceded byJeff Wall (acting)
Succeeded byBrian Fletcher (acting)
Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
In office
January 20, 2021 – October 28, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJeff Wall
Succeeded byTBA
Personal details
Elizabeth Margaret Barchas

1980 (age 41–42)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic[1]
EducationEmory University (BA)
University of St Andrews (MLitt)
Harvard University (JD)


  1. Fouriezos, Nick. "THE NEXT ROBERT MUELLER ... OR A LIBERAL BRETT KAVANAUGH?". ozy.com. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  2. "DC Rising Stars: Elizabeth Prelogar, 40". The National Law Journal. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  3. "MEET THE ACTING SOLICITOR GENERAL". www.justice.gov. Archived from the original on 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  4. "President Biden Nominates Elizabeth Prelogar for Solicitor General". Washington, D.C.: The White House. August 11, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  5. Norwood, Candice. "Senate confirms second ever woman solicitor general, who represents federal government before Supreme Court". The 19th. Retrieved 5 November 2021.