The President today announced that he will nominate Benjamin R. Civiletti, of Baltimore, Md., to be Deputy Attorney General. He would replace Peter F. Flaherty, who has resigned.
Civiletti was born July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, N.Y. He received an A.B. from Johns Hopkins in 1957 and an LL.B. from the University of Maryland in 1961. He was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1961. He served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge W. Calvin Chestnut in 1961 and 1962.
From 1962 to 1964, Civiletti was assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. He practiced law with the Baltimore firm of Venable, Baetjer, Howard from 1964 until March 1977, when he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.