Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935) is an American politician. He was the United States Attorney General during the last year and a half of the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981. He was the first Italian American to serve as Attorney General.
|73rd United States Attorney General|
August 16, 1979 – January 19, 1981
|Preceded by||Griffin Bell|
|Succeeded by||William French Smith|
|17th United States Deputy Attorney General|
|Preceded by||Peter F. Flaherty|
|Succeeded by||Charles B. Renfrew|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division|
|Preceded by||Dick Thornburgh|
|Succeeded by||Philip Heymann|
Benjamin Richard Civiletti
July 17, 1935
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
|Education||Johns Hopkins University (BA)|
University of Maryland, Baltimore (LLB)
Since 2001, Civiletti is one of the three members of the Independent Review Board, a board that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union must answer to when allegations of corruption or organized crime.