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Cause of death: brain hemorrhage.
Full name: Elliot Lee Richardson
Noted For: U.S. Secretary of HEW (1970-73), U.S. Secretary of Defense (1973), and U.S. Attorney General (1973) under Nixon. U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Ford (1976-77). Resigned as Attorney General in 1973 rather than follow Nixon's order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.