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Ramsey Clark

William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927 in Dallas, Texas), served as the 59th United States Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson. More recently he has been known for political opinions which are asymetrical to the administration's viewpoint; for example, he is affiliated with VoteToImpeach, a organization advocating the impeachment of President Bush. Clark was a strong opponent of the Gulf Wars and, briefly, a supporter of LaRouche.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1945 and 1946, then earned a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1949, an MA and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1950. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1951, and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1956. From 1951 to 1961 Clark was an associate and partner in the law firm of Clark, Reed and Clark. He served in the United States Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division from 1961 to 1965, and as Deputy Attorney General from 1965 to 1967. Clark was director of the American Judicature Society in 1963. From 1964 to 1965 he was national president of the Federal Bar Association. On March 2, 1967, President Johnson appointed him Attorney General of the United States. He served in that capacity until January 20, 1969.


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