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Ben Civiletti
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73rd United States Attorney General
In office
August 16, 1979 – January 19, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Griffin Bell
Succeeded by William French Smith
17th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
1978–1979
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Peter F. Flaherty
Succeeded by Charles B. Renfrew
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
1977–1978
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Dick Thornburgh
Succeeded by Philip Heymann
Personal details
Born
Benjamin Richard Civiletti

July 17, 1935 (1935-07-17) (age 86)
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gaile Lundgren
Children 3
Education Johns Hopkins University (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (LLB)

Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935) is an American politician. He was the United States Attorney General during the last year and a half of the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981. He was the first Italian American to serve as Attorney General.

Since 2001, Civiletti is one of the three members of the Independent Review Board, a board that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union must answer to when allegations of corruption or organized crime.

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