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|73rd United States Attorney General|
August 16, 1979 – January 19, 1981
|Preceded by||Griffin Bell|
|Succeeded by||William French Smith|
|17th United States Deputy Attorney General|
|Preceded by||Peter F. Flaherty|
|Succeeded by||Charles B. Renfrew|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division|
|Preceded by||Dick Thornburgh|
|Succeeded by||Philip Heymann|
Benjamin Richard Civiletti
July 17, 1935
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
|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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