About the AG

  • Subscribe to the AG's RSS Feed
  • Join the AG's FaceBook
  • Follow the AG on Twitter
  • View the AG's YouTube Channel

Robert Walker Kenny, 21st Attorney General

Photo of Robert Walker Kenny
Born in Los Angeles in 1901. Kenny modeled the California Department of Justice to resemble the Federal Department of Justice from a service standpoint, but without attempting to act as a policing organization (except as required to assist local law enforcement).

He transferred the main office from San Francisco to Sacramento to work more closely with the Legislature and other state agencies. He also created civil service positions (deputy attorneys general, special agents, etc.) instead of political appointments.

Strongly advocated that the people of the State of California can live and work together in harmony and friendship, and he vigorously fought every enemy of that unity, including terminating the legal existence of the Ku Klux Klan in California. Died July 20, 1976, in La Jolla, CA.

History of the AG

Megan's Law

California Registered Sex Offender Database

Search Now

Site Navigation

Translate Website

  • Google™ Translation Disclaimer

This Google™ translation feature is provided for informational purposes only.

The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool.

Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.

If you have any questions please contact:Bilingual Services Program at (916) 324-5482

A copy of this disclaimer can also be found on our Disclaimer page.

Select a Language Below / Seleccione el Idioma Abajo

Close this box or use the [ X ]