Merrick Garland Biography

(Attorney General)

Merrick Garland is the 86th United States attorney general who was formally nominated by President Biden on January 20, 2021. He is married and a father of two kids.

More about the relationship

Garland got married to Lynn Rosenman in September 1987. They espoused at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. His partner is a fellow Harvard graduate and was an assistant government contractor by then. The couple is currently living in Bethesda, Maryland.

The couple gave birth to two daughters, Rebecca Garland and Jessica Garland. To date, both are graduates of Yale University. Daughter Rebecca, a psychology graduate works as a consultant in a pharmaceutical firm named Trinity Partners in Boston.

Relationship Facts of Merrick Garland

  • Merrick Garland is married to Lynn Rosenman.
  • He is father of Two (Rebecca Garland and Jessica Garland).
  • Merrick Garland is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Merrick Garland?

Merrick Garland is the 86th United States attorney general who was formally nominated by President Biden on January 20, 2021. His tenure began in March 2021 later than the attack on Capitol and democracy. Now, he is representing the United States in sorts of all legal matters.

Previously, he served as a circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1997 to 2021.

Merrick Garland- Age, Ethnicity, Early life & Education

Merrick Garland was born on November 13, 1952, in Chicago. He is a Scorpio zodiac and is 69 years as of today. His birth name is Merrick Brian Garland. He belongs to a family of attorneys and Harvard graduates. He is Jewish by ethnicity.

His father’s name is Cyril Garland, founder of an advertising agency. His mother’s name is Shirley Garland who was a community volunteer. Garland is the grandson of Jewish immigrants, he also spoke about this

My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement at the border of western Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, fleeing anti-Semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in America.

Education

  • Harvard University
  • Niles West High School (1970)
  • Harvard Law School(1974-77)
  • Harvard College( 1970-1974)
  • A local school in Skokie, Illinois.

Merrick Garland- Body Features

Talking about his appearance, his 5 feet, and 6 inches in height and has an average height like that of another average American adult. He has grey hair and black eyes. Also, he has a vibrant white skin tone and wears spectacles. However, a brief explanation of his shoe size, chest size, and others are not available.

Merrick Garland- Job & Career

To begin with, he was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Also, he joined Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court.

In 1989, Chief Judge Garland become a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. where he investigated cases relating to public corruption, drug trafficking, and fraud. Throughout his career, he has had a commitment, sound critique, excellent legal ability, proportional character, and the highest ethical and professional standards.

He served under five Attorneys General by joining as Special Assistant, Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Also, he worked as Principal Associate and  Deputy Attorney General. He was the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and one time Supreme Court nominee.

Work as Attorney General

On March 11, 2021, The DOJ appointed Garland as the 86th Attorney General of the US. During his tenure, he was concerned about an investigation in police department misconduct, protection of civil rights, and limited the use of consent decrees to reform police departments. Alongside, he worked on direct prosecutions of national security matters like the Oklahoma City bombing, Unabomber, and Montana Freemen cases.

Besides that, he announced a civil investigation on prison violence and sexual abuse of LGBTQ prisoners in Georgia in September 2021. A month later, there was another investigation into five immature custody structures in Texas for systemic physical or sexual abuse of children.

While in his tenure in April 2021, Russia prohibit Garland from entering their country. This action was taken in retaliation for sanctions issued against Russia for interfering in the election and dominating Ukraine. To sum up, the attorney general is prosecuting matters relating to domestic or foreign enemies and maintaining peaceful expression of civil rights in the United States.

Recent works

Recently, he spoke on the anniversary of the 6 January insurrection led by proponents of Donald Trump. Joe Biden had accused his predecessor of spreading an “entrapment of lies” about the rightfulness of the 2020 election. There has been a demand to prosecute the former president and others, including obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy, and seditious conspiracy.

President Biden added that,

“for the first time in our history, the president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob reached the Capitol”.

Merrick memorialized the contribution of five officers who lost their lives in protecting the Capitol and democracy. To date, they have arrested and charged more than 725 defendants across all the states of the US. All those who assault and conspire have been charged according to the present prosecutorial system. He assured that all the guilty will be punished and held accountable based on the evidence.

He put forward the viewpoints regarding the violence a year ago and emphasized the necessity of the law to protect and defend voting rights. According to Merrick, citizens must not be discouraged from exercising their rights to free expression and association by such unlawful conduct.

For his say, only peaceful expression of extreme views is respected that doesn’t indulge violence. Also, he ensured to work on free fair, and secure elections to choose their representatives.

Merrick Garland- Net worth, Salary

His current net worth is around $20 M as of 2022, successfully listing himself as one of the richest attorneys in President Joe Biden’s cabinet. His earnings encircle income from inheritance, job as chief justice, and others. He is living a lavish lifestyle. According to some sources, his recent salary is $221,400.

Rumors/ Controversy

As an Attorney general of the United States, who is focused solely on carrying his work efficiently, he is keeping himself free from rumors and controversies.

Social Media

Briefing about his social media presence, he is active on Instagram and not available with his official account elsewhere like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Furthermore, people respect his views, philosophies, on the social media platform,

Trivia

  • He has two siblings namely Heidi Garland, Jill Roter.

 

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