A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Ruckelshaus, William Doyle

Ruckelshaus, William Doyle (b. Indianapolis, Ind., 24 July 1932) Having entered politics as an Ind. Representative, Ruckelshaus lost a race for the Senate in 1968, was assistant US attorney general (1969–70), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director (1970–2), before being appointed acting FBI director on 30 April 1972. He resigned during the Saturday night massacre rather than fire Archibald Cox. He again headed the EPA from March 1983 to January 1985.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Ruckelshaus, William Doyle," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQFCJ9CVSRLFEQE.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Ruckelshaus, William Doyle." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 23 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQFCJ9CVSRLFEQE.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Ruckelshaus, William Doyle' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 23 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQFCJ9CVSRLFEQE.