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Nicholas Deb Katzenbach Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: January 17, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: May 8, 2012 in Princeton, New Jersey
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Former attorney Nicholas DeBelleville Katzenbach (1922-2012) served as Attorney General under Lyndon B. Johnson from February 11, 1965-October 2, 1966. A former associate professor at Yale (1952-1956) and professor of law at the University of Chicago (1956-1960), Katzenbach came to the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel (1961-1962) and was Deputy Attorney General from 1962-1965. He joined the United States Department of Justice in 1961 and confronted Alabama governor George Wallace when he attempted to keep two black students from attending the newly-desegregated University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. Wallace blocked the door of Foster Auditorium with his body and stood aside only after Katzenbach confronted him. Katzenbach, the co-author of The Political Foundations of International Law (1961), he later served as Under-Secretary of State from 1966-1969.
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