Elliot Richardson Quotes

A collection of quotes by Elliot Richardson.

Elliot Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Attorney General, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Secretary of Defense. Born on July 20, 1920, in Massachusetts, he had an accomplished legal and government career, spanning multiple administrations. Richardson played a significant role in the Watergate scandal, refusing to follow President Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox and resigning instead, an event known as the "Saturday Night Massacre." His commitment to the rule of law earned him widespread respect. Richardson passed away on December 31, 1999.