Attorneys General

1790-1795; 1904-Present

Samuel Hitchcock, 1790-1793

Daniel Buck,[1] 1793-1795

Clarke C. Fitts, 1904-1908

John G. Sargent, 1908-1912

Rufus E. Brown, 1912-1915

Herbert G. Barber, 1915-1919

Frank C. Archibald,[2] 1919-1925

J. Ward Carver, 1925-1931

Lawrence C. Jones, 1931-1941

Alban J. Parker, 1941-1947

Clifton G. Parker, 1947-1953

F. Elliott Barber, Jr., 1953-1955

Robert T. Stafford, 1955-1957

Frederick M. Reed,[3] 1957-1960

Thomas M. Debevoise,[4] 1960-1962

Charles J. Adams, 1962-1963

Charles E. Gibson, Jr., 1963-1965

John P. Connarn, 1965-1967

James L. Oakes, 1967-1969

James M. Jeffords, 1969-1973

Kimberly B. Cheney, 1973-1975

M. Jerome Diamond, 1975-1981

John J. Easton, Jr., 1981-1985

Jeffrey L. Amestoy,[5] 1985-1997

William H. Sorrell,[6] 1997-

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Notes

[1] Vermont law called for an Attorney General from 1790-1797. The office was vacant 1796-97, abolished in 1797, and revived in 1904.
[2] Resigned May 21, 1925, and J. Ward Carver appointed May 25, 1925.
[3] Resigned February 5, 1960, and Thomas M. Debevoise appointed on the same day.
[4] Resigned January 2, 1962, and Charles J. Adams appointed on the same day.
[5] Amestoy appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court January 10, 1997.

[6] Wallace J. Malley, Jr. acting Attorney General until April 18, 1997 when Sorrell was appointed.

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