American politician known for being the first African-American woman, and second woman overall, to be appointed Attorney General of the United States. She was officially sworn in on April 27, 2015. She's also served for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as an attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
She attended Harvard University, completing both her undergraduate and law degrees at the school. She then worked for Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
166 days passed between the time she was nominated and the time she was sworn in, leading to criticism of the eight Republicans who opposed her nomination.
She has two step children through her husband Stephen Hargrove, whom she married in 2007.