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Benjamin Civiletti (1979–1981) - Attorney General

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Benjamin Richard Civiletti was born July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, New York. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1961.

Civiletti was U.S. attorney general in the Carter administration from 1979 to 1981. He has practiced for thirty years with Venable, Baetjer and Howard, and the firm added his name to their Washington office in 1981.

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Consulting Editor

Robert A. Strong

Professor Strong is the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. He is also an associate editor of the White House Studies journal and has worked on the Presidential Oral History program at the Miller Center. His writings include:

Working in the World: Jimmy Carter and the Making of American Foreign Policy (Louisiana State University Press, 2000)

Decisions and Dilemmas: Case Studies in Presidential Foreign Policy Making (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)