William Ruckelshaus facts for kids
|1st and 5th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency|
May 15, 1983 – February 7, 1985
|Preceded by||Anne Gorsuch Burford|
|Succeeded by||Lee M. Thomas|
December 4, 1970 – April 30, 1973
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Russell E. Train|
|13th United States Deputy Attorney General|
July 9, 1973 – October 20, 1973
|Preceded by||Joseph Tyree Sneed III|
|Succeeded by||Laurence Silberman|
|Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
April 30, 1973 – July 9, 1973
|Preceded by||L. Patrick Gray (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Clarence M. Kelley|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division|
January 20, 1969 – December 4, 1970
|Preceded by||Edwin L. Weisl Jr.|
|Succeeded by||L. Patrick Gray|
|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 26th district
November 9, 1966 – November 6, 1968
|Preceded by||Multi-member district|
|Succeeded by||Multi-member district|
William Doyle Ruckelshaus
July 24, 1932
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||November 27, 2019
Medina, Washington, U.S.
(m. 1960; died 1961)
Jill Strickland (m. 1962)
|Relatives||John C. Ruckelshaus (brother)
John Ruckelshaus (nephew)
|Education||Princeton University (BA)
Harvard University (LLB)
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015)
Seattle Aquarium Medal (2004)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1953–1955|
William Doyle Ruckelshaus (July 24, 1932 – November 27, 2019) was an American attorney and government official. He worked during the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan presidencies. He was known for resigning under the Nixon administration after he refused to carryout Nixon's orders to fire key investigators of the Watergate Scandal.
He served as the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970, was subsequently acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and then Deputy Attorney General of the United States. During 1983 through 1985 he returned as EPA Administrator.
Ruckelshaus died at his home in Medina, Washington on November 27, 2019 at the age of 87.
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