- Name: Elliot Richardson
- Born: 07/20/1920
- Died: 12/31/1999 (79 years old)
Elliot Lee Richardson (July 20, 1920? December 31, 1999) 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.
Birth Name: Elliot Lee Richardson
Alias: Elliot Lee Richardson
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Elliot Richardson quotes :
This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation, scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades.Elliot Richardson
I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes.Elliot Richardson
There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.Elliot Richardson