Ramsey Clark


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William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer, activist and former public official. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969, under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He supervised the drafting and played an important role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Civil Rights Act of 1968. ... more »

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  • ''The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.''
    Ramsey Clark (b. 1927), U.S. attorney general. International Herald Tribune (Paris, June 18, 1991).
  • ''A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.''
    Ramsey Clark (b. 1927), U.S. attorney general. New York Times (October 2, 1977).
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