John Ashcroft is the 79th Attorney General of the United States of America. President Bush announced Mr. Ashcroft as his pick for Attorney General
on December 22, 2000, and he became the 79th attorney general. Jon Ashcroft was attorney general of Missouri from 1976 to 1985, and as
the 50th Governor of Missouri from 1985 to 2001, and he also served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1995 to 2001. He later founded The Ashcroft Law Firm and The Ashcroft Group. John Ashcroft is a member of the Assemblies
of God church. He is married to Janet Ashcroft and has three children with her. His son, Jay, is the Missouri Secretary of State.