Back to WA-WD Home
Browse by Category
Alphabetical Quick List
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Extras & Daily Features
This is a hassle-free site -- no popups, no sound, no user IDs, no spyware, and no huge graphics. Enjoy.
DeadBorn: 7/20/1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, US
Cause of death: brain hemorrhage
Full name: Elliot Lee Richardson
Noted For: U.S. secretary of HEW (1970-73), Secretary of Defense (1973), and U.S. Attorney General (1973) under Nixon. Secretary of Commerce under Ford (1976-77). Resigned as Attorney General in 1973 rather than follow Nixon's order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.