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Ramsey Clark

William Ramsey Clark
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66th Attorney General of the United States
From: November 28, 1966 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Predecessor Nicholas Katzenbach
Successor John N. Mitchell
8th Deputy Attorney General of the United States
From: January 28, 1965 – March 10, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Predecessor Nicholas Katzenbach
Successor Warren Christopher
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Georgia Welch

William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021[1]), known as Ramsey Clark, is a former Attorney General of the United States in the Johnson administration and radical liberal Democratic Party activist. Clark is the son of former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Clark who was Attorney General in the Truman administration during the Amerasia scandal and the investigation of the FDR adviser and Soviet spy Alger Hiss.

In the 1970s Clark served on the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Advisory Board. In 1980, Clark took part in a "Crimes of America" show trial conducted in Teheran during the Iranian hostage crisis.[2]In 1974, Clark was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from New York. He was defeated by Moderate Republican Jacob Javits.

Clark claimed that one million Iraqis died because of UN sanctions prior to the removal of Saddam Hussein.[3] Osama bin Laden also cited the suffering of the Iraqi people under UN sanctions as a cause that motivated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.[4][5]

Clark is the National Director of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), a leftist anti-Semitic group.[6] In 1998, Ramsey Clark founded "The International Action Center"; this Center is committed to bring together communities of color, women, lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, youth and students, immigrant and workers' organizations in order to build a progressive movement "for social justice and change". [1]

After Saddam Hussein's capture, Clark offered to defend Saddam at trial.[7]


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