Lori Swanson

Born:December 16, 1966 (age 57)
Career:Minnesota attorney general, 2007-2019
Minnesota deputy attorney general, 2003-2006
Minnesota solicitor general, 1992-2002
Education:B.A., University of Wisconsin
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Lori Swanson served as the attorney general of Minnesota from 2007 to 2019, the first women to serve in that position in Minnesota. She was 2018 Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor, but lost in the primary.

Swanson was born on December 16, 1966. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul.

Before serving in public office, Swanson was an attorney in private practice. From 1999 to 2002, she served as Minnesota's deputy attorney general, and from 2003 to 2006 she served as the state's solicitor general. She was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. in 2004, was elevated to vice chair in 2005, and was appointed as chair of the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council in 2006.

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