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Attorney-General: a legal officer of the state empowered to act in all cases in which the state is a party. In England, Isle of Man, many Commonwealth countries, and in the United States, (formerly also in Ireland), the title of the first ministerial law-officer of the government, also of his or her Majesty's attorney in the duchy of Lancaster.
Oxford English Dictionary
Rhode Island was the only state in which this office was directly elected by the people.
1787-1822: Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Office Scope: State
Role Scope: State / District (Georgia only)