7/20/1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USDied:
79Cause of death:
brain hemorrhage Full name:
Elliot Lee RichardsonNoted For:
U.S. secretary of HEW (1970-73), Secretary of Defense (1973), and U.S. Attorney General (1973) under Nixon. Secretary of Commerce under Ford (1976-77). Resigned as Attorney General in 1973 rather than follow Nixon's order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox
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