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Anne Milgram

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Anne Milgram was the Attorney General of New Jersey from June 2007 to January 2010.


  • Bachelor's degree, Rutgers College (1992) in English and political science
  • Master's degree, University of Cambridge (1993) in philosophy and social/political theory
  • Juris Doctorate degree, New York University (1996)

Professional experience

Shortly after receiving her law degree, Milgram worked as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton, New Jersey. A year later she joined the New York County District Attorney's office, serving as an assistant district attorney in the Domestic Violence unit. Milgram later received the position of Special Litigation Counsel for the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division within the United States Department of Justice. Within this role, she helped lead the division's human trafficking prosecutions. Milgram was counsel to Corzine during his final year in the United States Senate.

Political career

On September 1, 2006, Milgram became Acting Attorney General of New Jersey, following the resignation of Zulima Farber after it was concluded she had violated the state's code of ethics when she involved herself with a traffic stop against her boyfriend, Hamlet Goore, four months earlier. Twenty-four days later, Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine's appointment, Stuart Rabner, was confirmed by a 35–0 margin by the New Jersey State Senate. She was nominated by Governor Corzine on June 4, 2007, to replace Stuart Rabner as Attorney General when he was selected to serve as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Seventeen days later, Milgram was confirmed by the State Legislature unanimously to the position, 38-0.

During her tenure as state attorney general, Milgram has stressed intergovernmental cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies. A partnership between the state of New Jersey and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF) was formed in August 2007 so that information regarding the BATF's E-Trace system, a nationwide electronic database that lists the information of a firearm's first purchaser, date of purchase, and the retailer from which the gun was purchased, could be shared. That same month, state law enforcement officers were instructed to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they suspected a person arrested for an indictable crime or drunk driving had questionable immigrant status.

Commission on Civil Rights nomination

Milgram drew sharp criticism from Democratic State Senators Raymond Lesniak and Nicholas Scutari for her nomination Chinh Le, former lawyer with the NAACP, as the new chief of the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. Her judgment was called into question when it was revealed that Le " is not a New Jersey employment lawyer, nor a member of the New Jersey State Bar."[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zulima Farber
New Jersey Attorney General
September 2006
Succeeded by
Stuart Rabner
Preceded by
Stuart Rabner
New Jersey Attorney General
Succeeded by
Paula Dow