Benjamin Civiletti

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Ben Civiletti
73rd United States Attorney General
In office
August 16, 1979 – January 19, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byGriffin Bell
Succeeded byWilliam French Smith
17th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byPeter F. Flaherty
Succeeded byCharles B. Renfrew
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byDick Thornburgh
Succeeded byPhilip Heymann
Personal details
Benjamin Richard Civiletti

(1935-07-17) July 17, 1935 (age 88)
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gaile Lundgren
EducationJohns Hopkins University (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (LLB)

Benjamin Richard Civiletti (born July 17, 1935) is an American politician. He was the United States Attorney General during the last year and a half of the Carter administration, from 1979 to 1981. He was the first Italian American to serve as Attorney General.

Since 2001, Civiletti is one of the three members of the Independent Review Board,[1] a board that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union must answer to when allegations of corruption or organized crime.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Independent Review Board". Archived from the original on October 11, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  2. The Independent Review Board Archived 2018-08-25 at the Wayback Machine.