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William French Smith

William French SmithBorn: 26-Aug-1917
Birthplace: Wilton, NH
Died: 29-Oct-1990
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney General, 1981-85

Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve (1942-46, Lieutenant)

Largely responsible for the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor. Big friend of big business, not particularly interested in prosecuting antitrust or civil rights cases.

Wife: Marion (three sons, one daughter)
Wife: Jean Webb (wife #2, m. 1964)

    University: AB, University of California at Los Angeles (1939, summa cum laude)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1942)

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 1986-89
    US Attorney General 1981-85
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Advisory Board (1978-)
    American Judicature Society Board Member
    Reagan-Bush '84
    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Chairman of the Foundation
    Member of the Board of RCA
    Member of the Board of Jorgensen Steel
    Member of the Board of Crocker National Bank
    Sued by the ACLU (3-Jun-1982)
    Secret Service Codename Flivver

Author of books:
Law and Justice in the Reagan Administration: The Memoirs of an Attorney General (1991, memoir)


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