Elliot Richardson


Born: 7/20/1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died: 12/31/1999
Age: 79
Cause of death: brain hemorrhage

Full name: Elliot Lee Richardson
Noted For: U.S. secretary of HEW (1970-73), Secretary of Defense (1973), and U.S. Attorney General (1973) under Nixon. 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.

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