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New Attorney General Begins Work In New Hampshire

Joseph A. Foster started work this month as the newly-appointed attorney general for New Hampshire, following his May 15 swearing-in ceremony. Foster is a former state senator who served from 2002 to 2008 and was majority leader in 2007. He most recently led the bankruptcy practice for the McLane Law Firm.

“Throughout his career as an attorney and public servant, Joe Foster has stood up and defended the cause of justice at every opportunity,” Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement. “His extensive legal experience will be invaluable in addressing complex civil litigation facing the state, and in our ongoing efforts to improve protections for consumers.”

Hassan chose Foster after Attorney General Michael Delaney announced in March he would not seek reappointment. Delaney served from 2009 - 2013. The attorney general is appointed by the governor in five states: Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wyoming.

Foster received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1984 and his B.A. from Tufts University in 1981.

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