1978 Commencement Speech
Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999
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Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Under President Nixon he served as United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; United States Secretary of Defense; and United States Attorney General. He resigned rather than refuse President Nixon's order to fire the top lawyer investigating the Watergate scandal. During the Administration of President Gerald Ford, Richardson served as United States Secretary of Commerce and as ambassador to the United Kingdom.
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