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January 25, 2009
John Doar
Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, 1965-67
John Doar BIO:
Senior Counsel for Doar, Rieck, Kaley, and Mack law firm in New York City. His areas of practice including civil & commercial litigation as well as ethics and professional responsibility

· U.S. Department of Justice, First Assistant, Civil Rights Division, 1960-65, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, 1965-67
· Bedford-Stuyvesant D & S Corp., Brooklyn, NY, President, 1968-73
· House of Representatives, Special Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon, 1973-74
· Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit, In the Matter of Certain Complaints Against U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings, Counsel, Investigating Committee, 1983-88

· Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1949
· Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1944, A.B.

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Info: Our guest is John Doar, Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. He talks about his involvement in several major civil rights events during the 1960's.

In 1962, he worked to gain the entry of James Meredith into then-segregated University of Mississippi. In 1963, he confronted and calmed protestors in Jackson, Mississippi after the assassination of Medgar Evers. He also prosecuted and convicted many individuals on federal civil rights violations including those accused of killing 3 Mississippi civil rights workers, which was later depicted in movie Mississippi Burning.

In 1974, he became chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee's investigation of Watergate and helped to prepare articles of impeachment against President Nixon.

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