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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Department of Justice
OfficeAttorney General
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline May 00, 1973 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 25, 1973 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Close May 25, 1973 - 12:00pm Central
Term Start May 25, 1973 - 12:00pm
Term End October 20, 1973 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRBH April 19, 2008 04:29pm
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Description Richardson was summoned to the White House on Saturday 20 October 1973 and instructed to dismiss Archibald Cox. The Special Prosecutor was seeking the release of secret White House tape recordings of conversations in the Oval Office.

Richardson refused to dismiss Cox and resigned on the spot. His deputy, William Ruckelshaus, also refused to carry out the order and was fired. Eventually, Cox was dismissed by Robert Bork.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won02/15/1972
NameRichard G. Kleindienst Votes1 (100.00%)
Term02/15/1972 - 05/25/1973 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/17/1973
NameWilliam B. Saxbe Votes75 (88.24%)
Term12/17/1973 - 01/14/1975 Margin65 (+76.47%)
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Name Secretary of Defense Elliot L. Richardson Reject  
PartyRepublican No Party Affiliation  
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Uncertified Votes82 (96.47%) 3 (3.53%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -79 (-92.94%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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Entry Date 05/25/1973 --  
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