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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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June 22, 1870

DOJ established

Although the US Attorney General was established during the days of George Washington the Department of Justice wasn't formed until 1870. The DOJ was formed on July 1, 1870, by an act on June 22, 1870.

http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/060.html

 

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