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Robert S. Mueller, III, JD Biography

Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“I want to recognize the ACLU for its commitment to protecting our civil liberties. You have a long and proud history of standing up to defend the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution… The ACLU seeks to prevent the ‘tyranny of the majority’ from destroying our fundamental liberties.”

Speech to the ACLU 2003 Inaugural Membership Conference, available at, June 13, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Head, Special Counsel Investigation, United States Department of Justice, May 2017-present
  • Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sep. 4, 2001-Sep. 4, 2013
  • Acting Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001
  • United States Attorney, San Francisco, 1998
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Homicide Section, 1995
  • Partner, Hale & Dorr, 1993
  • Head of Criminal Dividion, United States Department of Justice, 1990
  • Assistant to Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh, United States Department of Justice, 1989
  • Partner, Hill & Barlow, 1988
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Boston, 1982
  • Assistant to the US Attorney then Chief of Criminal Division, Northern District of California, 1976
  • Litigator, San Francisco, 1973
  • JD, University of Virginia Law School, 1973
  • MA, International Relations, New York University, 1967
  • Princeton University, degree unknown, 1966
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the PATRIOT Act Provide the Government with Excessive Power to Conduct Searches, Surveillances and Wiretaps of US Citizens?