It often seemed like we had become a nation where the only heroes were rock singers and ball players and that there were no large men of probity who could be called upon for the task.
The idea of being in the State Department was exciting. On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics. If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack.
If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with ...- David Korten
Government should do a few things, and do them right.- George W. Bush
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.- Gerry Cooney
Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why.- Sidney Hillman
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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|Birth:||20th July, 1920|
|Death:||31st December, 1999|
Elliot Lee Richardson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1973, Secretary of Defense from January to May 1973, Attorney General from May to October 1973, and Secretary of Commerce from 1976 to 1977. He graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in 1941. After serving in the Army during World War II, he continued his education, receiving an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1947. He was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon. He was the author of two books. The Creative Balance and Reflections of a Radical Moderate.
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