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NYC home of late US Attorney General Ramsey Clark asks $3M

The Greenwich Village “Gold Coast” home of late US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has hit the market for $2.95 million. It’s the first time the two-bedroom, two-bath co-op has been on the market in more than 50 years.  Clark was known for championing civil rights. But his transition from fighting for the powerless to defending war criminals like Slobodan Milosevic, dictators like Saddam Hussein, terrorists like Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and the Nazi boss of a concentration camp confounded many Americans.  In the 1960s, Clark supervised the drafting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968. But Clark also prosecuted Dr. Benjamin Spock for...
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Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who made a name for himself defending a host of controversial high-profile clients after his two-year stint in former President Lyndon Johnson's administration, died on Friday. The Associated Press cited a family member while reporting that the 93-year-old Clark died at his Manhattan home.

Ramsey Clark, ex-US justice official and Saddam Hussein's lawyer, dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, who promoted civil rights as America's top law enforcement official in the 1960s but later helped defend Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic in court, has died at 93. The often controversial liberal figure and former attorney general died April 9 at his home in New York City, a niece, Sharon Welch, told US media. No cause of death was given. His political arc was extraordinary. While serving under president Lyndon Johnson, Clark's Justice Department prosecuted popular author and pediatrician Benjamin Spock for helping Vietnam War protesters evade the draft. But he also filed the first school desegregation and voting rights suits in the US North.

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and a U.S. Supreme Court justice, died Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to the media.