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Archibald Cox, Jr
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Birth: May 17, 1912
Plainfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 29, 2004
Brooksville
Hancock County
Maine, USA

Watergate Figure. A professor at Harvard Law School, he was Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy. On October 20, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon ordered that Cox be fired as special prosecutor of the Watergate hearings (a congressional investigation into break-ins of the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Hotel prior to the 1973 presidential election). Both Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy-Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than fire Cox. The firing and resignations were dubbed "The Saturday Night Massacre." (Solicitor General Robert Bork carried out the order to fire Cox. He would lose a bid for the Supreme Court years later.) Cox issued a one-sentence statement upon his firing: "Whether ours shall be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people." Cox's firing would ultimately lead to Nixon becoming the first US president to resign from office. (bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) 
 
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Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: May 30, 2004
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Archibald Cox, Jr
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- Cindy
 Added: May. 17, 2013
Archibald Cox, Jr.,: Sir, you will be remembered as 31st United States Solicitor General and also an American lawyer and law professor whom became as the best known as the first special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal,remembering you today after 8 ye...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: May. 29, 2012

- Cindy
 Added: May. 29, 2012
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