Gordon MacDonald (American politician)

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Gordon MacDonald
30th Attorney General of New Hampshire
Assumed office
April 13, 2017
Governor Chris Sununu
Preceded by Joseph Foster
Personal details
Born (1961-01-27) January 27, 1961 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Dartmouth College (BA)
Cornell University (JD)

Gordon J. MacDonald (born November 27, 1961) is an American lawyer serving as the 30th and current Attorney General of New Hampshire since 2017.[1][2][3][4] A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a law clerk to Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1994 to 1995 and as chief of staff in 1990 and legislative director from 1985 to 1990 to Senator Gordon J. Humphrey.[1]

On June 4, 2019, MacDonald was nominated as the next Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, replacing Robert Lynn who faced mandatory retirement.[5] On July 10, 2019, the Executive Council of New Hampshire declined to confirm MacDonald as Chief Justice in a 3-2 party-line vote.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Attorney Gordon J MacDonald - Lawyer in New York NY". www.lawyercentral.com.
  2. ^ https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-hampshire/articles/2017-03-21/sununu-to-name-manchester-attorney-as-next-attorney-general
  3. ^ http://www.unionleader.com/Broad-respect-for-Sununus-AG-nominee-Gordon-MacDonald
  4. ^ DiStaso, John (5 April 2017). "Gordon MacDonald unanimously confirmed as New Hampshire Attorney General". WMUR.
  5. ^ "Governor Chris Sununu to Nominate Attorney General Gordon MacDonald as Next Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court". www.governor.nh.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  6. ^ Koziol, John (10 July 2019). "Executive Council Rejects MacDonald Nomination for Chief Justice". New Hampshire Union Leader.

External links

Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Foster
Attorney General of New Hampshire
2017–present
Incumbent
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