About John Doar

About John Doar

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John Doar is widely respected for his leadership in connection with several of the most significant legal events of recent history. He served as First Assistant and then Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Dept. of Justice, from 1960 to 1967, the critical years of the civil rights movement. He also served as Special Counsel to the House of Representatives with respect to the impeachment of President Nixon and as counsel to the judicial investigation of a sitting federal judge (which ultimately led to his impeachment).

To read more about John Doar:


Civil Lion: Attorney John Doar Battled for Equal Rights. By Diane McWhorter