Sally Quillian Yates - Bio, Net Worth, Married, Husband, Attorney General, Parents, Family, Testimony, Political Party, Age, Facts, Wiki, Height, Kids
Sally Quillian Yates is an American lawyer. She has served as a United States Attorney and later the United States Deputy Attorney General. She is a Democrat. She was born into a family of lawyers. Her Grandmother, Grandfather, and father were Lawyers. However, her biggest inspiration was her grandmother, who was one of the first women to be appointed to the Georgia bar. She was fired by President Donald Trump after 10 days in his administration for refusing to defend his travel ban.
On August 18, 2020, Sally Quillian Yates delivered a speech on the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention to endorse Joe Biden. She said that President Donald Trump has “trampled the rule of law” and treats the country like a “family business".
Sally Quillian is quite active in the social media platform with around 920k followers on her Twitter @SallyQYates.
What is Sally Quillian Yates famous for?
- Being former Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
Where was Sally Quillian Yates born?
Sally Quillian Yates was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA on August 20, 1960. Her birth name is Sally Caroline Quillian. She was born to father, John Kelley Quillian who was a judge who had served on the Georgia Court of Appeals and mother, Xara "Mickey" DeBeaugrine Quillian who was an interior designer. She has a sister named Terell Quillian Marshall. Her grandmother was one of the first women to be appointed to the Georgia bar however, she was not hired as an attorney.
Sally Quillian Yates holds an American nationality and belongs to a White ethnic background. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She believes in Christianity (Methodist) religion.
Regarding her education, she attended Dunwoody High School. After her high school graduation, she enrolled at the University of Georgia and received receiving her Bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 1982. Later, she attended the University of Georgia School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree from there. She graduated magna cum laude. She was worked as the executive editor for Georgia Law Review While she is pursuing her studies in law school.
Sally Quillian Yates Career Highlights
- Sally Quillian Yates was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1986. She worked at the law firm ‘King & Spalding’ in Atlanta as an associate from 1986 to 1989.
- In 1989, she was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney by Bob Barr for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
- In 1994, she was appointed as Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. During that time, she was the lead prosecutor in the case of Eric Rudolph, who committed the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.
- In 2002, she promoted to the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and afterward became the Acting U.S. Attorney in 2004.
- In 2010, she was nominated for the U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia by the then-President Barack Obama and she was the first woman to hold that position in the Northern District of Georgia. While serving as a U.S. Attorney, she was appointed to be Vice-Chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee by Attorney General Eric Holder.
- On May 13, 2015, the United States Senate appointed Sally Quillian Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, which is the second-highest-ranking position in the United States Justice Department. In the same year, she authored a policy known as the "Yates memo", which gives priority to the prosecution of executives for corporate crimes.
- In January 2017, Sally Quillian Yates accepted the role of Acting Attorney General beginning from 20th January 2017 for the Trump administration.
- On 30 January 2017, Sally Quillian Yates dismissed from the post of Acting Attorney General because she refused to defend the new immigration-related executive order proposed by newly formed government Donald Trump and she was immediately replaced by Dana Boente, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
- In March 2017, she was invited by the House Intelligence Committee to testify at a public hearing as part of the committee's bipartisan, ongoing investigation into the Russian active measures campaign targeting the 2016 U.S. election but the public hearing was canceled by chairman Devin Nunes as Sally Yates’ testimony had not been discussed with the White House.
- On May 8, 2017, Sally Quillian Yates and James Clapper testified for three hours in the presence of the Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism over the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
- Later on, Sally Quillian Yates worked as a lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center and returned to Atlanta as a partner at the Atlanta-based international law firm King & Spalding.
Sally Quillian Yates Awards And Honors
- Sally Quillian Yates received the Emory University School of Law's Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Inspiration Award in 2016.
Sally Quillian Yates Husband
Sally Quillian Yates is a married woman. She is married to J. Comer Yates who is an executive director of the Atlanta Speech School. The couple has two children, a daughter named Kelley Malone Yates and a son named James "Quill" Quillian Yates.
Sally Quillian Yates currently resides in Atlanta with her family.
Sally Quillian Yates Height and Weight
As of August 20, 2020, Sally Yates is 60 years old. She is a beautiful lady with a fair skin tone. She stands at a height of 1.65 m (5 feet and 6 inches) tall and her body weighs around 59 kg (130 lbs.). Her hair color is Dark Brown and her eye color is also Dark Brown. Her Sexual orientation is Straight.
Sally Quillian Yates Net Worth
Sally Quillian Yates is a Lawyer. She has quite good earnings from her professional career as a Lawyer. She has also served as a United States Attorney and the United States Deputy Attorney General. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. There is no information about her salary.