This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades.

Elliot Richardson Anniversary Quote

I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy it was just a given. I learned to take each day each mission as it came. That’s an attitude I’ve carried into my professional life. I take each case each job as it comes.

Elliot Richardson Attitude Quote

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze inefficient incomprehensible and inaccessible.

Elliot Richardson Failure Quote

The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large complex government departments.

Elliot Richardson Learning Quote

Though every legal task demands this skill it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?

Elliot Richardson Legal Quote