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Archibald Cox
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Attorney
    (May 17, 1912-May 29, 2004)
    Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
    Lawyer and professor
    US Solicitor General under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
    Hired in 1973 as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal
    In the infamous Saturday Night Massacre, he was fired for refusing to accept transcripts of record tapes of Richard Nixon's conversation (October 20, 1973).
    He unsuccessfully advocated for affirmative action during the Bakke case (1978).
    When Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy nominated him for the First Circuit US Court of Appeals, President Jimmy Carter rejected the nomination because Cox did not support him during his run for the presidency.
    He died twelve days after his 92nd birthday.
    He taught courses in torts and in administrative, constitutional, and labor law at Harvard, his alma mater.
    In the wake of the Saturday Night Massacre, Congress enacted a law to provide for a procedure appointing independent counsels.
    He became the founding chairman of the Health Effects Institute.
    He was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001.
    He is a direct descendant of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman.

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