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Daniel S. Sullivan

Assumed office 
June 17, 2009
Governor Sarah Palin (R)
Sean Parnell (R)
Preceded by Talis Colberg

Nationality  United States
Spouse(s) Julie Fate Sullivan
Children 3
Residence Anchorage, Alaska
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A.)
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (M.S.F.S.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
Website Alaska Department of Law

Daniel S. Sullivan is the current Attorney General of Alaska. Sullivan was appointed to his current office by then-Governor Sarah Palin in June 2009.


Early life and education

Sullivan was born and raised in Fairview Park, Ohio. In 1987, Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1993, he earned a J.D.-M.S.F.S. joint degree from Georgetown University, graduating cum laude. He was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal and interned as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit while at Georgetown.[1]

Military service

Sullivan has served in the United States Marine Corps since 1993, both on active duty and in the reserves. Sullivan, who has spent several years with a reconnaissance battalion based in Anchorage, Alaska, initially left active duty in 1997 when he first moved to Alaska, but has since been recalled to active duty twice – from 2004 to 2006, and again in early 2009. Sullivan is a recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.[1]



Early career

Sullivan served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Fairbanks from 1997 to 1998. He then clerked for Chief Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage from 1998 to 1999. In 2000, he joined the Anchorage office of the Perkins Coie law firm, focusing on commercial law and corporate law. He had joined the Alaska bar that same year. Sullivan also served as vice chairman of the Anchorage Public Facilities Commission and as a member of the Anchorage Veterans Affairs Commission.[1]

White House and State Department

In 2002, Sullivan moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where he headed the International Economics Directorate of the National Economic Council and National Security Council staffs at the White House. In this capacity, Sullivan advised the President of the United States – then George W. Bush – along with the National Security Advisor and NEC chairman. Sullivan left the White House in 2004.[1]

In 2006, Sullivan was appointed by President Bush to the post of United States Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Sullivan in May of that year. Sullivan served in this capacity until January 2009. Although he resided in Bethesda, Maryland, during this time, he still owned a house in Anchorage and continued to vote in Alaska elections by absentee ballot.[2]

Alaska Attorney General

Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg resigned in February 2009 over the Alaska Public Safety Commissioner dismissal scandal. Governor Sarah Palin nominated the controversial Wayne Anthony Ross for the post, but the Alaska Legislature rejected the appointment.[2] Palin then nominated Sullivan instead; he was confirmed by the legislature and sworn into office in June 2009.


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Preceded by
Talis Colberg
Attorney General of Alaska
June 17, 2009 - present
Succeeded by


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