Richard Kleindienst

United States Attorney General (1923-2000)

Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the United States Attorney General during the Watergate political scandal between 1972 to 1973.[1]

Richard Kleindienst
Attorney General Richard Kleindienst.jpg
68th United States Attorney General
In office
June 12, 1972 – April 30, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byJohn Mitchell
Succeeded byElliot Richardson
10th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1969 – June 12, 1972
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byWarren Christopher
Succeeded byRalph Erickson
Personal details
Born
Richard Gordon Kleindienst

(1923-08-05)August 5, 1923
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
DiedFebruary 3, 2000(2000-02-03) (aged 76)
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Margaret Dunbar
EducationHarvard University (BA, LLB)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1943–1946
UnitUnited States Army Air Forces

ReferencesEdit

  1. "American National Biography Online: Kleindienst, Richard G." www.anb.org. Retrieved 2017-08-29.