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The Massachusetts Attorney General is an executive officer of the Massachusetts Government. The current Attorney General is Martha Coakley.

The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer and lawyer for Massachusetts. There are five bureaus in the Attorney General's Office: Executive, Business and Labor Protection, Criminal, Government, and Public Protection.

List of Attorneys General

Attorney General Term Party
Benjamin Bullivant July 26, 1686 – April 1687
Giles Masters April 1687 – August 1687
James Graham August 1687 – June 1689
Anthony Checkley June 1689 – July 1702
Paul Dudley July 1702 - November 1718
John Valentine November 1718 - June 1720
Thomas Newton June 1720 - May 1721
Vacant May 1721 - June 1722
John Overing June 1722 - June 1723
Vacant June 1723 - June 1725
John Read June 1725 – June 1728
Joseph Hiller June 1728 – June 1729
John Overing June 1729 – June 1749
Edmund Trowbridge June 1749 – March 1767
Jeremiah Gridley March 1767 - September 1767
Vacant September 1767 - November 1767
Jonathan Sewall November 1767 - September 1774
Vacant September 1774 - June 1777
Robert Treat Paine Robert Treat Paine portrait.jpg June 19, 1778 – 1790
James Sullivan James Sullivan.jpg 1790 – 1807 Democratic-Republican
Barnabas Bidwell June 15, 1807 – August 30, 1810
Perez Morton 1810 – 1832
James T. Austin 1832 – 1843
Office Abolished 1843 - 1849
John H. Clifford JohnHClifford.jpg 1849 – 1853 Whig
Rufus Choate RufusChoate.jpg 1853 – May 12, 1854 Whig
John H. Clifford JohnHClifford.jpg 1854 – 1858 Whig
Stephen Henry Phillips Stephen Henry Phillips.png 1858 – 1861 Republican
Dwight Foster Dwight Foster (1828–1884).png 1861 – 1864 Republican
Chester L. Reed 1864 – April 20, 1867
Charles Allen 1867 – 1872
Charles R. Train CRTrain.jpg 1872 - 1879 Republican
George Marston 1879 - 1883
Edgar J. Sherman 1883 - October 1, 1887
Andrew J. Waterman 1887 - 1891
Albert E. Pillsbury Albert E. Pillsbury.png 1891 - 1894
Hosea M. Knowlton Hosea M. Knowlton.png 1894 - 1902
Herbert Parker Herbert Parker.png 1902 - 1906 Republican
Dana Malone Dana Malone.png 1906 - 1911 Republican
James M. Swift James M. Swift.png 1911 - 1914 Republican
Thomas J. Boynton 1914 - 1915
Henry Converse Atwill Henry Converse Atwill.png 1915 - 1919 Republican
Henry A. Wyman 1919 - 1920
J. Weston Allen 1920 - 1923
Jay R. Benton 1923 - 1927 Republican
Arthur K. Reading 1927 - June 6, 1928
Joseph E. Warner 1928 - 1935 Republican
Paul A. Dever 1935 – 1941 Democratic
Robert T. Bushnell 1941 - 1945
Clarence A. Barnes 1945 – 1949 Republican
Francis E. Kelly 1949 – 1953 Democratic
George Fingold 1953 - August 31, 1958
Edward T. Martin 1958
Edward J. McCormack, Jr. 1958 - 1963 Democratic
Edward Brooke Edward Brooke.jpg January 1963 – January 1967 Republican
Elliot L. Richardson ElliotLeeRichardson.jpg January 1967 – January 1969 Republican
Robert H. Quinn January 1969 – January 1975 Democratic
Francis X. Bellotti January 1975 – January 1987 Democratic
James Shannon January 1987 – January 1991 Democratic
Scott Harshbarger January 1991 – January 1999 Democratic
Thomas Reilly January 1999 – January 2007 Democratic
Martha Coakley Coakleycrop.jpg January 2007 – present Democratic

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