Ramsey Clark dies: Lyndon Johnson attorney general was 93 - Los Angeles Times
Apr 11, 2021 2 mins, 43 secs
Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S.

Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S.

Supreme Court justice, died Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to the media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post.

Johnson’s Cabinet in 1967 and ’68, Clark set up a private law practice in New York in which he championed civil rights, fought racism and the death penalty, and represented declared foes of the United States including former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.

New York civil rights attorney Ron Kuby, who worked with Clark on numerous cases, called the death “very, very sad in a season of losses.”.

“Over many generations, Ramsey Clark was a principled voice, conscience and a fighter for civil and human rights.”.

In courtrooms around the country, Clark defended antiwar activists.

When Clark visited Iraq after Operation Desert Storm and returned to accuse the United States of war crimes, Newsweek dubbed him the Jane Fonda of the Gulf War.

He was 39 when Johnson made him attorney general in 1967, the second youngest ever — Robert F.

Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, who had been President Truman’s attorney general before he joined the high court in 1949, swore in his son as attorney general, then retired to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.

Ramsey Clark said his work at the Justice Department drew him into the civil rights revolution, which he called “the noblest quest of the American people in our time.”.

But as Johnson’s attorney general, Clark had the job of prosecuting Dr.

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