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Nomination of Rudolph W. Giuliani To Be an Associate Attorney General

February 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rudolph W. Giuliani to be an Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice.

Mr. Giuliani is a member of the New York law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler. From 1975 to 1977, he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and from 1970 to 1975, he served in the following capacities: assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York; executive assistant U.S. attorney; chief, narcotics section; and chief, special prosecutions section. From 1968 to 1970, he served as a law clerk to Judge Lloyd F. McMahon, U.S. district judge in the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Giuliani received his A.B. degree (magna cum laude) from Manhattan College and his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the New York University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a guest lecturer at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Course (1975), a lecturer at New York County Lawyer's Association Program on the Federal Rules of Evidence (1975), and lecturer at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute (summer and winter sessions, 1974).

In 1980 Mr. Giuliani published "The Potential Criminal Liability of a Professional Tax Adviser" in the 38th Annual New York University Institute on Federal Taxation. He was born on May 28, 1944, and resides in New York City.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Rudolph W. Giuliani To Be an Associate Attorney General Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/246662