J. Joseph Curran Jr.

American politician
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J. Joseph Curran Jr. (born July 7, 1931) is an American politician. He is the longest serving elected Attorney General (1987 to 2007) in Maryland history, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1983 to 1987.[1] His son-in-law, Martin J. O'Malley, served as the 61st Governor of Maryland.

J. Joseph Curran Jr.
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44th Attorney General of Maryland
In office
January 21, 1987 – January 17, 2007
GovernorWilliam Donald Schaefer
Parris Glendening
Bob Ehrlich
Martin O'Malley
Preceded byStephen H. Sachs
Succeeded byDouglas Gansler
4th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
January 19, 1983 – January 21, 1987
GovernorHarry Hughes
Preceded bySamuel Bogley
Succeeded byMelvin Steinberg
Personal details
Born (1931-07-07) July 7, 1931 (age 90)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Barbara Marie (Atkins) Curran
ProfessionAttorney at law
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1951–1955
Battles/warsKorean War


  1. John, Wagner (2006-05-08). "Curran To Conclude Generation Of Service". the Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-05-09.