Edward Hirsch Levi

Edward Hirsch Levi

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Mar 2000 (aged 88)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Graduating from the University of Chicago in 1932 and its law school in 1935, he obtained a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from Yale University in 1938. Serving as an assistant to the United States Attorney General during World War II, in 1945 he returned to the University of Chicago Law School as a member of the faculty. Named Dean in 1950, in 1962, he became University Provost. During the 1960s, he served on several federal advisory commissions and in 1970 he was appointed President of the University of Chicago. In 1975, he was appointed by United States President Gerald R. Ford as United States Attorney General, the first Jewish person to hold the position. Taking office in the wake of the President Richard M. Nixon's administration scandals, Levi worked to restore the Justice Department's reputation, including the issuance of guidelines to prevent the Federal Bureau of Investigation from engaging in covert surveillance without probable cause. After leaving office in 1977, he taught at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, afterwards living in Chicago, Illinois until his death from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

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President of the University of Chicago
1968 - 1975




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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Hirsch Levi (26 Jun 1911–7 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73617573, citing Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .