Since 1947, when President Harry Truman hosted NAAG President and Nebraska Attorney General Walter Johnson at the White House, NAAG has maintained a working relationship with each administration and has participated in White House meetings. The president is invited annually by NAAG to speak with the nation's attorneys general during the NAAG Capital Forum.
Read further to relive past NAAG meetings with presidents and vice presidents.
Top photo: President Reagan and Vice President Bush meet with state attorneys general during the 1982 NAAG Winter Meeting. Pictured left to right: Counsel to the President Fred Fielding, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs Richard Williamson, President Reagan, NAAG President and Missouri Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Vice President Bush.
Center Left: President H.W. Bush meets with attorneys general at the White House during the NAAG 1991 Winter Meeting. Pictured left to right: U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, NAAG President and Virginia Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, President Bush, NAAG President-Elect and Washington Attorney General Ken Eikenberry, EPA Administrator William Reilly, and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Roger Porter.
Center Right: President Obama meets with attorneys general in the Roosevelt Room at the White House during the 2010 Winter Meeting.
Bottom: President Kennedy meets with the Consumer Advisory Council in the Oval Office on October 8, 1963. Then-Minnesota Attorney General and the eventual U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale is pictured second from the left.
President of the United States Donald J. Trump
During the NAAG Winter Meeting, President Trump delivered remarks to the nation’s attorneys general in the State Dining Room on March 4, 2019.
President of the United States Barack H. Obama
On February 9, 2012, President Obama spoke with a group of bipartisan attorneys general following the $25 billion settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage services.
Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Vice President Biden attended the NAAG Winter Meeting and delivered remarks on behalf of the White House in 2013. At the time, the Vice President’s son, Beau Biden, was serving as the Delaware Attorney General.
President of the United States George W. Bush
On March 3, 2008, President Bush welcomed NAAG to the White House and addressed the attorneys general alongside U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
President of the United States William J. Clinton
On March 12, 1998, President Clinton, the first former state attorney general to serve as President since the formation of NAAG, spoke alongside U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno during the annual NAAG Spring Meeting.
Vice President of the United States Albert Gore, Jr.
On March 1, 1994, Vice President Gore spoke alongside NAAG representative and Maryland Attorney General Joe Curran at the White House on crime issues throughout the country.
Transcript of Vice President Gore's and Attorney General Curran's remarks.
President of the United States George H.W. Bush
On March 11, 1991, President Bush spoke to state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials at the White House to discuss the Violent Crime Control Act of 1991 following the NAAG Spring Meeting.
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