Herbert Slatery

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Herbert Slatery
27th Attorney General and Reportor of Tennessee
Assumed office
October 1, 2014
Governor Bill Haslam
Preceded by Robert Cooper
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Virginia
University of Tennessee,
Knoxville

Herbert H. Slatery III is an American attorney from the state of Tennessee. He serves as the Attorney General of Tennessee.

Career

Slatery is a childhood friend of Bill Haslam, the current Governor of Tennessee. Slatery received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.[1]

Slatery served as Haslam's campaign treasurer when Haslam ran for mayor of Knoxville, and as chief legal counsel during Haslam's governorship. The Supreme Court of Tennessee chose Slatery to succeed Robert E. Cooper, Jr. as attorney general on September 15, 2014.[2] He was sworn in on October 1.[3]

Personal life

Slatery and his wife live in Nashville.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Herbert Slatery: Governor's lawyer and friend". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved October 27, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Herbert Slatery III, Haslam's chief legal counsel, picked as Tennessee attorney general". September 15, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Slatery to be sworn in as Tennessee's 27th AG". October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert E. Cooper, Jr.
Attorney General of Tennessee
2014–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent