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William Ruckelshaus

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I MET WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS—WHO DIED ON NOV. 27 AT 87—at the Department of Justice in 1969, when he ran the civil division and I was Associate Deputy Attorney General.

Ruckelshaus came late to Watergate. He’d been the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, starting in 1970,

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