Meese, EdwinAlternative names
Edwin Meese (b. 1931), also known as Edmund Meese, was born in Oakland, California. He served as the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United States from 1985 to 1988. In 1953, Meese graduated from Yale University, and holds a law degree from the University of California. He worked as assistant district attorney of Alameda County, California before joining Governor Ronald Reagan's staff in 1967. Meese was legal affairs secretary from 1967 to o 1968 and as executive assistant and chief of staff to Governor Reagan from 1969 to 1974. From January 1975 to May 1976, Meese was vice president for administration of Rohr Industries in Chula Vista, California. He left Rohr to enter private law practice in San Diego, California. He served as a professor of law at the University of San Diego from 1977 to 1981, and also was director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management.
From the description of Meese, Edwin, 1931- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569163
Clemency and extradition secretary to the governor of California, 1967-1969; executive assistant and chief of staff to the governor of California, 1969-1974; counselor to the president of the United States, 1981-1985; attorney general of the United States, 1985-1988.
From the description of Edwin Meese papers, 1966-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123419712
1931, Dec. 2:
Born, Oakland, California
A.B. Yale University
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
1958- 1966: Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, California
1966- 1970: Secretary on Clemency and Extradition to Governor Reagan, Sacramento, California
1970- 1974: Executive Assistant, Chief of Staff to Governor Reagan, Sacramento, California
1975- 1976: Vice President, Administration, Rohr Industries, Chula Vista, California
Sole law practice
1977- 1978: Director, Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management, University of California, San Diego
1978- 1980: Professor of Law, University of California, San Diego
Adviser to Ronald Reagan Presidential Campaign
1981- 1985: Counselor to President Reagan, Washington, D.C.
Recipient, Distinguished Public Service Award
1985- 1988: U.S. Attorney General, Washington, D.C.
1988- : Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California
From the guide to the Edwin Meese papers, 1966-1988, (Hoover Institution Archives)
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