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Encyclopedia > Benjamin R. Civiletti

Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935) served as the United States Attorney General during the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981. He is now a senior partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Venable LLP.


Civiletti was serving as the Deputy Attorney General, when his boss Griffin B. Bell resigned. He was elevated to the top job in the Justice Department on July 19, 1979.


This was part of a shakeup in the Carter administration. On the same day, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr. and Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal also resigned.



Preceded by:
Griffin B. Bell
Attorney General of the United States Succeeded by:
William French Smith





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Benjamin Civiletti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
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.
Legends in the Law: Benjamin R. Civiletti (3575 words)
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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