Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999

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Birth 1920-07-20
Death 1999-12-31
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. cabinet officer, politician, and lawyer, of Massachusetts.

From the description of Papers of Elliot L. Richardson, 1780-1991 (bulk 1947-1991). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009619

From the description of Audio materials, 1961-1984 (bulk 1962 and 1974) [sound recording]. 1961-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 36045043

Government executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Elliot Lee Richardson : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481134

U.S. cabinet official, politician, and lawyer, of Massachusetts.

From the description of Papers, 1780-1984 (bulk 1947-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605182

Biographical Note

  • 1920, July 20: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1941: Graduated, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1942 - 1945 : United States Army
  • 1947: LL.B., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1947 - 1948 : Law clerk, Judge Learned Hand, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • 1948 - 1949 : Law clerk, Justice Felix Frankfurter, United States Supreme Court
  • 1949 - 1953 : Associate, law firm of Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Ruggs, Boston, Mass.
  • 1952: Married Anne F. Hazard (died 1999)
  • 1953 - 1954 : Assistant to Senator Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts
  • 1955 - 1956 : Associate, law firm of Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Ruggs, Boston, Mass.
  • 1956: Acting counsel, Christian A. Herter, governor of Massachusetts
  • 1957 - 1959 : Assistant secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
  • 1959 - 1961 : United States attorney for Massachusetts Special assistant to the attorney general of the United States
  • 1961 - 1964 : Partner, law firm of Ropes & Gray, Boston, Mass.
  • 1965 - 1967 : Lieutenant governor, Massachusetts
  • 1967 - 1969 : Attorney general, Massachusetts
  • 1969 - 1970 : Under secretary of state
  • 1970 - 1973 : Secretary of health, education, and welfare
  • 1973: Secretary of defense Attorney general of the United States
  • 1974 - 1975 : Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D. C.
  • 1975 - 1976 : Ambassador to Great Britain
  • 1976 - 1977 : Secretary of commerce
  • 1976: Published The Creative Balance: Government, Politics, and the Individual in America's Third Century. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  • 1977 - 1980 : Ambassador at large, special representative of the president to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
  • 1980 - 1992 : Senior resident partner, law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Washington, D. C.
  • 1984: Unsuccessful candidate, Massachusetts Republican primary for the United States Senate
  • 1989 - 1990 : Personal representative, United Nations secretary-general, for Nicaraguan elections
  • 1989: Personal representative, president of the United States, for multilateral assistance to the Philippines
  • 1996: Published Reflections of a Radical Moderate. New York: Pantheon Books
  • 1998: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1999, Dec. 31: Died, Boston, Mass.

From the guide to the Elliot L. Richardson Papers, 1780-1999, (bulk 1947-1999), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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