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Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

Obit-Ramsey Clark
Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-11 06:07:24-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark has died. Clark became a top Justice Department official as part of President John Kennedy’s New Frontier before heading the department under Lyndon Johnson.

After leaving the post, Clark was a frequent critic of U.S. policy and outspoken on the death penalty, civil rights and other issues.

The Dallas-born Clark was the son of a former attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice, Tom Clark. His death Friday in New York City at age 93 was announced by a family member, Sharon Welch, to media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post.