The Nation: The Three Men of High Principle

Short profiles of the three men who stood on principle, defied the President and lost their jobs:

ARCHIBALD COX. A registered Democrat, Cox, 61, has worked for five Administrations—as a lawyer in the Departments of Justice and Labor (1943), head of the Wage Stabilization Board (1952), Solicitor General (1961-65) and special Watergate prosecutor. His reputation as a brilliant, almost arrogantly self-confident legal scholar was acquired during his 22 years on the faculty of Harvard Law School, where he took his law degree in 1937. In 1968 he headed a panel that investigated the...

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