William Ruckelshaus

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Person.png William Ruckelshaus   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, spook)
BornWilliam Doyle Ruckelshaus
1932-07-24
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Alma materPrinceton University, Harvard Law School
PartyRepublican

Flag of the United States Attorney General.png United States Deputy Attorney General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 9, 1973 - October 20, 1973

[[|x22px|link=Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation]] Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

In office
April 30, 1973 - July 9, 1973
Preceded byL. Patrick Gray
Succeeded byClarence Kelley

Employment.png Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
December 4, 1970 - April 30, 1973

Employment.png Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division

In office
January 20, 1969 - December 4, 1970

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Career

He worked for 70 days as acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Richard Nixon.

The FBI denied that they had any involvement in the aftermath of United Airlines Flight 553 until Ruckelshaus became temporary director, when they admitted that they had sent about 50 agents were on the scene.[1]


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