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Peter C. Harvey
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  Peter C. Harvey was the state’s first African American Attorney General. He was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on June 16, 2003. Prior to being confirmed as Attorney General, Harvey served as Acting Attorney General. Prior to that, he served for more than a year as First Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Division of Criminal Justice. He also served as a partner in the New Jersey law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland and Perretti.  
  Before entering private practice, Harvey served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Prior to that, he served as a Special Assistant to the New Jersey Attorney General. Harvey graduated from Morgan State University in 1979. He earned his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City in 1982. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1984, the District of Columbia Bar in 1985, and the New Jersey Bar in 1989.  
Images of Peter C. Harvey being sworn in as New Jersey's 54th Attorney General by Chief Justice (retired 2006) Deborah T. Poritz
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