Alvin Bragg Biography

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Alvin Bragg is an American lawyer and democratic politician who belongs to the state of New York. On 2nd November 2021, Bragg was elected as the New York County District Attorney. With the position entitled to him, he became the first African-American and the first persona of color to be elected to such a position with the office. Previously, Bragg served to be the chief deputy attorney general of New York. Also, he was the assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

Early Life 

Alvin Bragg was born on 21st October 1973 and as of 2022, he is 49 years old. Bragg was brought up in Strivers Row and was born in Upper Manhattan, the neighborhood of Harlem. In an interview with “The American Prospect” Bragg described that he had a deep connection with the criminal justice system. He completed his graduation from Trinity School and later went to Harvard College for his secondary education. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1995 and thereby went to Harvard Law School to earn a Juris Doctor. At the University of Harvard Law of School, he served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Alvin Bragg Career

Bragg began his professional career when he was appointed as the clerk for federal judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. His work was associated with White collar fraud and civil rights issues. In 2003, Bragg joined the office of the attorney general of New York and was given guidance throughout his working position by Eliot Spitzer. Later, he became the chief of litigation and investigator for the New York City Council. In 2009, Bragg left the city council and began serving his role as the assistant of the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. In 2017, attorney general Eric Schneiderman appointed Bragg to the role of the chief deputy attorney general of New York.

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His work was then associated with the running of criminal justice and social justice divisions. He had to oversee the lawsuits brought by the state against legal organizations including Donald J. Trump Foundation, The Weinstein Company, and Harvey Weinstein. But soon Bragg left the role in December 2018. This was because he attained the position of professor at the New York Law School where he was appointed as the co-director of the Racial Justice Project. Bragg is currently a member of the Board of Directors and has also represented the families of Ramarley Graham and Eric Garner in civil litigation against New York City.

Widespread Fame

In June 2019, Bragg made it public that he would be standing for the candidacy for the 2021 Democratic nomination. On 2nd November 2021, Bragg became the first African-American personality to be elected as the New York County District Attorney and defeated Republican Thomas Kenniff in general elections. On 1st January 2022, Bragg joined the office and on 4th January, he announced that his office would no longer look after the low-level offenses including resisting arrest, prostitution, cannabis-related misdemeanors, and fare evasions unless a felony charge is involved.

Alvin Bragg Biography

Real Name Alvin Leonard Bragg Jr.
Birth Date 21 October 1973
Age (as of 2023) 49 Years
Birth Place Harlem, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Attorney
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 92 kg  –  in Pounds –  202 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Alvin Leonard Bragg Sr.


School Trinity School
College Harvard University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Jamila Marie Ponton
Children Two
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Personal Life

Alvin Bragg is married to his loving and gorgeous wife named Jamila. Alvin who seems to be private and conservative in terms of speaking about his family in the public wished his beloved wife her birthday nearly 10 months ago on 17th March 2021. He thanked her and asked for support from the side of his Jamila. He expressed his love with a picture captioned somewhere in the party hall while sitting around the table. Jamila’s full name is Jamila Marie Ponton. The couple married in 2003 and are blessed with two teenage children.

Alvin Bragg Net Worth

Bragg began his career while being a clerk for an attorney and later with his hard work and efficiency he developed, and achieved the most successful platform in his life. He is serving as a government personality and has been working in the field of doing good for the public. No doubt, he must be earning millions.


  • Alvin is not only the New York County District Attorney, he is an active member of the Board of Directors presenting the civil litigation against New York City.
  • He has also remained a Sunday School teacher at the Abyssinian Baptist Church. He has been a multi-talented personality who conquered all the paths coming in his way.

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