Sally Yates Biography
(36th United States Deputy Attorney General)
Birthday: August 20, 1960 (Leo)
Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sally Caroline Yates is an American lawyer, who served as the United States Attorney and later as the United States Deputy Attorney General. Born into a family of lawyers, she followed suit and took up education in the School of Law, University of Georgia. She was initially appointed as an Assistant U.S Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Over the years, she rose up the ladder and served as the Acting United States Attorney General until she was relieved from her duties by the Trump administration in 2017. She served as acting U.S Attorney for nearly three decades, under both Republican and Democratic governments. Among the several noteworthy steps taken by her are the ‘drug- clemency initiative’ supported by President Barack Obama, the structuring of the ‘Yates Memo; for corporate crimes, and the verdict against Domestic terrorist, Eric Rudolph, who was responsible for multiple bombings.