William B. Saxbe (1974) - Attorney General [cite this] ↑Richard Nixon Home Page William Bart Saxbe was born June 24, 1916, in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He earned an A.B. (1940) and an LL.B. (1948) from Ohio State University. He served the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1952. Saxbe's political career began in the Ohio State House of Representatives, where he served from 1947 to 1954; he went on to become Ohio attorney general (1957-1958, 1963-1968). In 1968, he was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving there until 1974. He resigned in 1974 to become U.S. Attorney General for President Richard Nixon. He continued in that position in the administration of Gerald Ford until 1975, when he became the first person to resign from the Ford cabinet. He then served as U.S. ambassador to India until 1977, returning to law practice in Mechanicsburg thereafter. Richard Nixon Essays Life in Brief Life Before the Presidency Campaigns and Elections Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Life After the Presidency Family Life Impact and Legacy [ print all essays ] Richard Nixon Home Citation Information Consulting Editor Ken Hughes Mr. Hughes coordinates the team of scholars reviewing and transcribing President Richard M. Nixon’s White House tapes, as part of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!