Archibald Cox

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Cox, Archibald

(1912–  ) professor of law, solicitor general; born in Plainfield, N.J. A widely published expert on labor law and long time professor at Harvard (1946–61, 1965–84), he served as solicitor general of the United States under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (1961–65). He became widely known as director of the office of the Watergate special prosecution force (1973); he was fired when he demanded that President Richard Nixon turn over possibly incriminating tapes. In 1980 he became chairman of Common Cause.
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In 1973, in the so-called ''Saturday Night Massacre,'' special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L.
His integrity caused him, as the ranking officer at the Department of Justice after the resignations of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, to execute President Nixon's directive to fire Archibald Cox.
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Public opinion simply forced Congress's hand after Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox.
In October of 1973, then President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and accepted the resignations of then Attorney General Elliot L.
The next year, when, as solicitor general, he fired the independent prosecutor Archibald Cox in order to protect Richard Nixon from the Watergate scandal, we students watched the reports on live television from the student lounge in despair - but not, for those of us who had sat in that con law seminar, in shock.
They came as a storm of protest greeted his dismissal of special Watergate prosecutor Professor Archibald Cox and the resignation of Attorney-General Elliot Richardson.
The work of the Office of the Solicitor General and the masterful skills of Archibald Cox before the Supreme Court, of course, went on at a more sedate pace.
1996) have collected data on the success rate of the federal government as a party (in all cases) during the period when Archibald Cox was solicitor general, and they also compare amicus activity across presidential administrations.