Stuart M. Gerson

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Person.png Stuart M. Gerson  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornJanuary 16, 1944
Alma materPennsylvania State University (University Park), Georgetown University
Scting United States Attorney General in 1994, including in the beginning of the Waco Siege.

Employment.png Acting Attorney General of the United States

In office
January 20, 1993 - March 12, 1993

Stuart Michael Gerson (born January 16, 1944[1]) was the acting United States Attorney General during the Clinton Administration,[2] serving in the early months of 1993.

Gerson was a debate coach for President George H. W. Bush during the 1988 campaign[3][4] and went on to serve on President-elect Bush's transition team.[3] Gerson was part of the Bush Administration's National Health Policy Working Group, serving as head of its Medical Malpractice Reform Working Group.[3] At the Department of Justice (DOJ), he was the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division.[2][3]

Gerson was acting United States Attorney General from January 20, 1993, to March 12, 1993.[1] He was in the position for two reasons. Clinton had problems in finding an Attorney General during that period.[5] Also, he was fourth in the line of succession at the Justice Department (other senior DOJ officials had already resigned).[4] Gerson supported the Brady bill[5] and was in office during the beginnings of the Waco massacre.[6]

Janet Reno, President Clinton's nominee for Attorney General, was confirmed on March 12,[7] and he resigned the same day.[7] Gerson's last day at the Justice Department was March 19.[6]