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Christopher M. Carr is the Attorney General of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal appointed Carr as Attorney General to fill a vacancy created by the departure of former Attorney General Sam Olens to become president of Kennesaw State University. Carr completed Olens' unexpired term, which expired in January 2019. Carr was re-elected to a four-year term in Georgia's 2018 statewide elections.

Chris Carr
48th Attorney General of Georgia
Assumed office
November 1, 2016
GovernorNathan Deal
Brian Kemp
Preceded bySam Olens
Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
In office
November 2013 – November 2016
GovernorNathan Deal
Preceded byChris Cummiskey[1]
Succeeded byPat Wilson[2]
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Georgia (BBA, JD)

Carr was Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson for six years. During his time in Washington, Carr advised the Senator on federal legislation, numerous judicial nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts in Georgia and across the country. From November 2013 to November 2016, Carr served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.[3]

A graduate from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and University of Georgia School of Law, Carr is admitted to practice law in Georgia.[4]


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  4. ^ "Biography of the Attorney General - Office of Attorney General Chris Carr".
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sam Olens
Attorney General of Georgia