|William Doyle Ruckelshaus|
April 30, 1973 – July 9, 1973
|Preceded by||L. Patrick Gray|
|Succeeded by||Clarence M. Kelley|
|Born||July 24, 1932 |
William Doyle Ruckelshaus (born July 24, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American attorney and civil servant. Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are appointed by the President of the United States. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Louis Patrick Gray III (July 18 1916 – July 6 2005 was acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI from May 2 1972 to April 27 1973 Clarence M Kelley ( October 24, 1911 - August 5, 1997) was a public servant and former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the He served as the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970, was subsequently acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and then Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In most Common law jurisdictions the Attorney General, or Attorney-General, is the main legal advisor to the government and in some jurisdictions may in addition He is a graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School, Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Portsmouth Abbey School is a private Coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 located in Portsmouth Rhode Island. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional Graduate schools of Harvard University. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar)
Ruckleshaus was Deputy Attorney General of Indiana from 1960 through 1965. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and its majority leader from 1967 to 1969. Indiana House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the U He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1968, losing 51%-48% to Birch Bayh. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) is a former United States Senator from Indiana (1963 to 1981 The President appointed him for the years 1969 and 1970 as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division for the U. S. Department of Justice.
Ruckelshaus became the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s first Administrator when the agency was formed in December 1970. During his early tenure he oversaw a three-month hearing on DDT, after which he instituted a ban of DDT, the hazardous pesticide featured in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. DDT (from its trivial name D ichloro- D iphenyl- T richloroethane is one of the best known synthetic Pesticides It is a chemical with a long DDT (from its trivial name D ichloro- D iphenyl- T richloroethane is one of the best known synthetic Pesticides It is a chemical with a long Rachel Louise Carson (May 27 1907 – April 14 1964 was an American marine biologist and Nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962
In April 1973 he was appointed acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in the same year was appointed Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice. United States Deputy Attorney General is the second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Justice. In an event known as the "Saturday Night Massacre", Ruckelshaus and his boss, Elliot Richardson, famously resigned their positions within the Justice Department rather than obey an order from President Richard Nixon to fire the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, who was investigating official misconduct on the part of the president and his aides. The "Saturday Night Massacre" was the term given by political commentators to U Elliot Lee Richardson ( July 20, 1920 &ndash December 31, 1999) was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet For animal rights group see Justice Department (JD The United States Department of Justice ( DOJ) is a Cabinet department The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by The Watergate scandals were a series of Political scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in the Indictment of several of Nixon's Archibald Cox Jr, ( May 17, 1912 &ndash May 29, 2004) was an American Lawyer who served as U
After leaving the Justice Department, Ruckelshaus returned to the private sector and the practice of law, serving for a time as the Senior Vice-President of Legal Affairs of Weyerhaeuser. Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world the world's largest private owner of Softwood Timberland
In 1983, with the EPA in crisis due to mass resignations over the mishandling of the Superfund project, President Ronald Reagan appointed Ruckelshaus to serve as interim director, a position he held through most of the following year. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental policy officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act He joined Perkins Coie in 1985, a Seattle-based law firm. Perkins Coie is an international law firm based in Seattle Washington.
On April 17, 2008, Ruckelshaus made news again when he announced his endorsement of Democrat Barack Obama for President of the United States.
|Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency|
L. Patrick Gray
|Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
Clarence M. Kelley
|Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency|
Lee M. Thomas