Edwin Meese

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Meese, Edwin, III

(1931–  ) lawyer, cabinet member; born in Oakland, Calif. A conservative deputy district attorney (1958–67) and California legal affairs secretary (1967–74), he prosecuted antiwar students for Governor Ronald Reagan. Director of the San Diego Center for Criminal Justice (1977–80), he became Reagan's presidential counsel (1981–85). As attorney general (1985–88), he was accused of impeding the Iran-Contra investigation by allowing conspirators to destroy evidence. He returned to California and took up the private practice of law.
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As the world buzzed with reactions, I joined former Attorney General Edwin Meese III in front of a couple hundred people gathered for the annual Friends of Ronald Reagan dinner at Los Angeles' California Club, where Reagan would gather with his Kitchen Cabinet to stand up the administration that would change the world.
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In recounting California's problems in his memoir about his time working for Reagan, Edwin Meese III listed a host of issues that lured voters away from the big cities of the East: "high taxes, urban sprawl and traffic congestion, environmental disputes, crime, a large welfare class, and so on.
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