President Donald Trump said he intends to nominate William “Bill” Barr to serve as the attorney general, replacing Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Barr previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under former President George H.W. Bush.
Since leaving his position at the Department of Justice, Barr returned to private practice and is currently of counsel for Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Barr received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1971 and a law degree from George Washington University in 1977.