Prior to his appointment to the United States Senate, Luther Strange was the Attorney General of Alabama. As the State's chief law enforcement official, Strange represented and defended the interests of the State and the rule of law.
His tenure in office was marked by a strong emphasis on fighting public corruption, battling federal overreach, and defending conservative values.
As Attorney General, Luther created one of the nation’s most well respected and aggressive public corruption divisions, which was tasked with finding and rooting out political and public corruption in Alabama. The team put together by Luther was extremely successful in their fight against corruption with over a dozen convictions, including the conviction and removal from office of the Alabama House Speaker in June 2016.
Luther was also a leader in opposing costly overregulation and the expansion of the federal government at the expense of the state and Alabama jobs. He was part of over 50 lawsuits that targeted the Obama administration’s overreach. Luther is proud to call himself a Constitutional Conservative and was honored to be part of the team of Attorneys General that took on Obama on the issue of religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby case.
As Attorney General, Luther served as the court-appointed Coordinating Counsel for the Gulf Coast States in the historic Deepwater Horizon Oil spill litigation. Senator Strange was actively involved in trying the case, which led to a landmark settlement agreement to compensate Alabama for both economic and environmental damages as a result of that disaster.
Among many civic commitments, he has served on the Advisory Board of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and as a Trustee of Talladega College, Alabama’s oldest historically black college.
An Eagle Scout since he was 13 and a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2011, Senator Strange is passionate about encouraging young people in Alabama to become involved in public service.
Luther was a scholarship basketball player while earning his undergraduate degree at Tulane University, and also received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. In June of 2016, he was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame.
Luther and his wife Melissa have been married for 34 years. They are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents to a fine grandson.