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Elliot Richardson

Elliot RichardsonAKA Elliot Lee Richardson

Born: 20-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 31-Dec-1999
Location of death: Boston, MA [1]
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Refused to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor

Military service: US Army (WWII, enlisted 1942, discharged 1945 as 1st Lt.)

[1] Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Father: Edward Richardson (surgeon, Harvard medical professor)
Mother: Clara Richardson (d. circa 1922 giving birth to brother George)
Brother: George Richardson
Brother: Peirson Richardson
Wife: Anne Francis Hazard (m. 1952, until his death, d. 1999, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Henry (b. 1956)
Daughter: Nancy (b. 1958)
Son: Michael (b. 1961)

    High School: Milton Academy, Boston, MA
    University: BA Philosophy, Harvard University (1941, magna cum laude)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1947)

    US Secretary of Commerce (1976-77)
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1975-76)
    US Attorney General (1973)
    US Secretary of Defense (1973)
    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1970-73)
    US Under Secretary of State (1969-70)
    Attorney General of Massachusetts (1967-69)
    Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1965-67)
    US Attorney Massachusetts (1959-61)
    Law Clerk for Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court
    Law Clerk for Learned Hand, Appeals Court
    Watergate Scandal Refused to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox
    Alfalfa Club (1973)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Harvard Law Review Editor
    Purple Heart
    Lasker Award Public Service Award (1978)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999)
    Sued by the ACLU (18-Mar-1971)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)

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