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Ramsey Clark

Clark at the White House in February 1968.
66th United States Attorney General
In office
November 28, 1966 â€“ January 20, 1969
Acting:November 28, 1966 – March 10, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Nicholas B. Katzenbach
Succeeded by John N. Mitchell
6th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 28, 1965 â€“ March 10, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Nicholas B. Katzenbach
Succeeded by Warren M. Christopher
Personal details
Born William Ramsey Clark
(1927-12-18) December 18, 1927 (age 89)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Georgia Welch Clark
(m. 1949–2010, her death)[1]
Children Ronda Kathleen Clark
Tom Campbell Clark, II
Parents Thomas Campbell Clark
Mary Jane Ramsey Clark
Alma mater University of Texas, Austin (B.A.)
University of Chicago (J.D.)
Religion Presbyterian
Military service
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1945-1946

A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both.
Ramsey Clark
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.
Ramsey Clark
Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsey Clark
Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves.
I didn't volunteer; they asked me. I felt a duty to testify.
Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?
Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because without security you can't possibly have a fair trial, if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
Ramsey Clark
There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
Ramsey Clark
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
Ramsey Clark
If Rosa Parks had not refused to move to the back of the bus, you and I might never have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Ramsey Clark