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Pennsylvania State Archives

RG-70
Records of the OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL



This Office was specifically named in the State Constitution of 1776. Today the Office of the Attorney General is an independent agency. Prior to January 20, 1981, the Attorney General was appointed by the Governor and headed the Department of Justice. In 1978, voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing an elected Attorney General effective with the general election in 1980.

The Attorney General is the Commonwealth's chief legal and law enforcement officer. The duties and responsibilities of the elected Attorney General were established by the Commonwealth Attorneys Act of 1980. For more information, please visit the Attorney General's official website or click here for a more detailed history of this office.

The Attorney General also serves as a member of the Board of Pardons, the Joint Committee on Documents, the Hazardous Substances Transportation Board, the Board of Finance and Revenue, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Civil Disorder Commission, the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission, and the Deputy Sheriffs' Education and Training Board.

For related records dating prior to 1981, please see the Records of the Department of Justice (RG-15).


Executive Office

Office of Consumer Advocate

Office of the Press Secretary

Anti-Trust Section

Civil Rights Enforcement Section



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