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Richardson, Elliot Lee

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD

US politician


under secretary of state 1969-1970


Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1970-1973


Secretary of Defense 1973


Attorney General 1973


resigned rather than follow Richard Nixon's orders to dismiss Archibald Cox as Watergate special prosecutor, initiating Saturday Night Massacre


US ambassador to Britain 1975-1976


Secretary of Commerce 1975-1977


only person to have headed four US Cabinet departments


wrote "Reflections of a Radical Moderate" 1996