Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, New York) served as the United States Attorney General during the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981.
Civiletti was educated at The Johns Hopkins University, where he received a bachelor's degree in psychology, and at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was awarded a JD in 1961.
Civiletti was serving as the Deputy Attorney General, when his boss Griffin B. Bell resigned.
Benjamin Richard Civiletti was born in Peekskill, New York on July 17, 1935.
Civiletti served as the U.S. attorney general in the Carter administration from 1979 to 1981, and he has spent 30 years with Venable, Baetjer and Howard, adding his name to the firm's Washington office in 1981.
BRC: I was a little ambivalent because I was reasonably successful in the law firm, and I had one child entering high school, one in grammar school, and my oldest was preparing to enter college in a year.
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