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Nicholas Katzenbach Confirmed as Deputy Attorney General

May 1, 1962 - The Senate confirmed by voice vote today President Kennedy’s nomination of Nicholas Katzenbach (pictured left) to be Deputy Attorney General. He succeeds Byron R. White, now a member of the Supreme Court. Mr. Katzenbach attended Phillips Exeter Academy and was accepted into Princeton University. He enlisted right after Pearl Harbor and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His B-25 Mitchell Bomber was shot down February 23, 1943, over the Mediterranean Sea off North Africa. He spent over two years as a prisoner of war in Italian and German POW camps, including Stalag Luft III. He read extensively as a prisoner, and ran an informal class on principles of common law. Mr. Katzenbach has taught law at Rutgers, Yale, and the University of Chicago. He had previously served the Kennedy Administration in the Justice Department as Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel.


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