Awards & Winners

Elliot Richardson

Date of Birth 20-July-1920
Place of Birth Boston
(Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America, Area code 617, Area code 857)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Elliot L. Richardson
Profession Lawyer
Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a prominent figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey President Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1973, Secretary of Defense from January to May 1973, Attorney General from May to October 1973, and Secretary of Commerce from 1976 to 1977. That makes him one of only two individuals to have held four Cabinet positions within the United States government.

Awards by Elliot Richardson

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Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service
(For his crucial decision in 1972, as Secretary of HEW, to inaugurate a national education program for the control of high blood pressure, a major contributing cause of heart disease and stroke.)