In 2015, while in private practice, Loretta Lynch performed extensive pro bono work for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda that prosecuted those responsible for human rights violations during the 1994 genocide in that nation. Loretta Lynch served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of N.Y. from 2010 – 2017, where she prosecuted corrupt public officials, terrorists, and cyber criminals. Nominated for U.S. Attorney General by President Obama, Lynch became the 83rd United States Attorney General. After the 2015 Charleston Church shooting, she announced the shooter would be charged with a hate crime. Following the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, she met with survivors and brought over $1 million in emergency investigative funding to Orange County & Orlando, Florida.
The position of attorney general was created as part of the president’s cabinet beginning with the administration of George Washington. Washington created four cabinet positions to provide him with a source of key advisers, in the form of the attorney general, secretary of the treasury, secretary of state, and secretary of war. Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers. Members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The attorney general is the head of the Department of Justice and its top law enforcement officer.
This Loretta Lynch history mug is part of our U.S. Attorney General series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Attorney General.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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