Sally Yates Bio

Sally Quillian Yates is an American lawyer who was United States Attorney, later the United States Deputy Attorney General under then-president Barack Obama. She was also an Acting United States Attorney General on January 20, 2017, after the departure of Attorney General Loretta Lynch followed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump, she served as Acting Attorney General for 10 days. On January 30, she was dismissed by President Trump. The reason for her dismissal was she objected the decision of Executive Order 13769, which temporarily banned the admission of refugees, especially Muslim majorities countries. Yates stated that this order was neither defendable to the court nor consistent with the Constitution. She strongly instructed the Justice Department to withdraw the order. After her dismissal from the position, she started to work in a private firm.

Sally Yates Facts and Information
NameSally Yates
Education  Dunwoody High School  University of Georgia
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
SpouseJ. Comer Yates
ChildrenKelley Malone, James Quillian
Net-worth$8 million
Sally Yates Early life and Education 

Sally Yates was born in 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised by father John Kelley Quillian (1930–1986) and mother, Xara DeBeaugrine Quillian (1931–2012). Her father was an attorney and judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals between 1966 and 1984 and her mother was an interior designer. Her grandmother worked as a legal secretary for Yates’s grandfather and was one of the first women admitted to the Georgia Bar. She attended her high school from Dunwoody High School. Sally received her bachelor’s degree in arts in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1982. She earned a Juris Doctor with magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1986.

Sally Yates Career 

Sally Yates started her career as an Assistant Attorney General appointed by Bob Barr for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in 1986. Later she was promoted to be the first assistant U.S. attorney in 2002. On March 10, 2010, she was confirmed to be U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia. She was nominated by then-president Barack Obama for the position. Yates was again promoted to be Vice-Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder. She was the first woman to hold that position in the Northern District of Georgia. Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, she served as s Acting Attorney General for 10 days. When she instructed the Justice Department to withdraw the order of Donald Trump, she was given the letter of resignation. After her dismissal, she started to work in a private firm. In the 2020 TV miniseries The Comey Rule, Holly Hunter plays Yates.

Sally Yates Family 

Salley Yates is married to J. Comer Yates, an executive director of the Atlanta Speech School. Together they have two children, a daughter, Kelley Malone and a son, James Quillian. Her father was a victim of depression, so she has talked about depression in several interviews.

Sally Yates Age, Birthday, Net-Worth 

Sally Yates is 59 years old. There is no information about her birthdate. As of 2020, her estimated net worth is $8 million. 

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