Assistant Attorney General

How to Address an Assistant Attorney General?

I want to send a letter to United States Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division.  What is the proper form of address for on an envelope and in the letter’s address block?  What is the salutation?
—-—-—-– Cindy D.

Dear Cindy D.:

Assistant attorney generals are addressed as ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’.

—-Official envelope:
—-—-The Honorable (Full Name)
—-—-Assistant Attorney General …

—-The salutation is simply:
—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname):

Within the department in conversation and at meetings assistant attorneys general are often orally addressed and identified as ‘Assistant Attorney General (Surname)’  to emphasize who is who in the room/in the conversation.  But this is an oral practice – not a form used in formal written communication.

Oral forms of address do vary with the circumstance. If an assistant attorney general is acting as the government’s AG in a particular courtroom, he or she might well be addressed as ‘Mr. Attorney General’ by the judge because it is their role in this particular courtroom. But when everyone is back at the office, only the Attorney General is ‘Mr./Madam Attorney General’ or ‘Attorney General’.

– Robert Hickey    How to Address an Assistant Attorney General

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— Robert Hickey

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