Matthew Whitaker

American lawyer and politician

Matthew George Whitaker (born October 29, 1969) is an American lawyer and politician. He was the Acting United States Attorney General from November 7, 2018 until February 14, 2019. He was appointed by President Donald Trump after Jeff Sessions resigned at Trump's request.[1]

Matthew Whitaker
Acting United States Attorney General
In office
November 7, 2018 – February 14, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyRod Rosenstein
Preceded byJeff Sessions
Succeeded byWilliam P. Barr
Chief of Staff to the United States Attorney General
In office
September 22, 2017 – November 7, 2018
Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions
Preceded byJody Hunt
Succeeded byGary Barnett
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa
In office
June 15, 2004 – November 25, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byStephen Patrick O'Meara
Succeeded byNicholas A. Klinefeldt
Personal details
Matthew George Whitaker

(1969-10-29) October 29, 1969 (age 54)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Iowa (BA, JD, MBA)

Whitaker was a U.S. Attorney during the Bush Administration and was Chief of Staff to Sessions from September 2017 to November 2018.[2]

References change

  1. "Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general". CBS News. November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. Samuelsohn, Darren; Oprysko, Caitlyn (November 7, 2018). "Sessions ousted". POLITICO. Retrieved November 7, 2018.