American lawyer and politician • Member of the cabinet of Presidents Nixon & Ford • U.S. Attorney General
1986 Speaker • Notable Past Participant

Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a prominent figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey President Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.