Richardson, Elliot Lee, 1920-1999

Richardson, Elliot Lee, 1920-1999



  • Existence: 1920 - 1999


Elliot Lee Richardson was born on July 20, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American lawyer and public servant who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a prominent figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey President Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

Richardson served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1973, Secretary of Defense from January to May 1973, Attorney General from May to October 1973, and Secretary of Commerce from 1976 to 1977. He died on December 31, 1999.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Washington, D.C., to Allan R. Zenowitz, Framingham, MA, Letter

Mss 970555
Identifier: Mss 970555
Date(s): 1970-10-05

Thanks him for his evaluation of the seminar Power Needs and the Environment organized by Harold Putnam.