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WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/22/1975 - HFSID 189684

WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS Signed, typed 1975 letter with an injured tone: "my pureness of heart will have to suffice in lieu of responding to everyone who thinks otherwise." Typed Letter signed: "Bill", 1 page, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1975 July 22.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS
Signed, typed 1975 letter with an injured tone: "my pureness of heart will have to suffice in lieu of responding to everyone who thinks otherwise."
Typed Letter signed: "Bill", 1 page, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1975 July 22. On letterhead of the law firm of Ruckelshaus, Beveridge, Fairbanks and Diamond to Ernest W. Minor, Director, Public Affairs, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. In full: "Many thanks for your kind note and sending on the clipping. Needless to say if I answered every editorial or derogatory article I receive now or in the future I would be doing nothing else. It seems that the practice of law has fallen into an even lower state than I had previously realized, but that seems to be the general condition of our society. Needless to say I would never do anything that would in any way compromise the overall goals or integrity of EPA, and my pureness of heart will have to suffice in lieu of responding to everyone who thinks otherwise. Jill joins me in sending our best to Caramia, and the next time you are out this way let me know. Sincerely yours". Between 1969 and 1973, William Doyle Ruckelshaus (b. 1932), previously an Indiana state legislator, held several important posts in the Nixon administration: Assistant Attorney General, first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, acting Director of the FBI, and then Deputy Attorney General. In the famous "Saturday Night Massacre" of October 1973, Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned, and his deputy Ruckelshaus was fired, rather than comply with President Nixon's demand that special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox be fired. Ruckelshaus then moved to the private sector with Weyerhaeuser, the world's largest pulp and paper company, and other corporations. President Reagan called him back to government as interim head of the EPA in 1983. In recent decades, Ruckelshaus has served on many corporate and university boards while accepting special assignments from Presidents and Governors of both parties. Jill Ruckelshaus, mentioned in this letter, has a distinguished corporate and public resume of her own. In 1983 Time magazine headlined an article, "The Package Deal of Jill and Bill." Normal mailing folds - directly through signature. Lightly creased. Upper right corner lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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