How to Address a State Attorney General

How to Address a State Attorney General

Like other members of a governor’s cabinet, all state attorneys general are addressed in writing as ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’.  80% are elected in a general election. 20% are appointed by their governor.

Envelope or address block of an email:
—-The Honorable
—-(Full Name)
—-Attorney General of (Name of State)
—-(Address)

Letter salutation:

—-Dear Mr./Madam Attorney General:
__—-(in the style of the attorney general of the USA)

—-Dear Attorney General (Surname):
-__—(more typical for state officials)

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"