John Doar

American lawyer

John Michael Doar (December 3, 1921 – November 11, 2014) was an American lawyer and senior counsel with the law firm Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack in New York. He was known as being the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights from 1960 to 1967, during the civil rights years of the administrations of presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

John Doar
John Doar (right) and U.S. Marshals escorting James Meredith to class at the University of Mississippi.
John Michael Doar

(1921-12-03)December 3, 1921
DiedNovember 11, 2014(2014-11-11) (aged 92)
Alma materPrinceton University
Boalt Hall School of Law

Doar died in New York City, New York from congestive heart failure, aged 92.[1]


  1. Roy Reed (November 11, 2014). "John Doar, Federal Lawyer in Battle Against Desegregation, Dies at 92". New York Times.

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