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April 11, 2021

William Ramsey Clark (1927-2021)

Texan, activist and lawyer, Ramsey Clark was a household name in the late 1960s and early 1970s and a hero to many of us. His dad Tom C. Clark was a SCOTUS Justice who President Lyndon Johnson knew and liked. Fellow Texan LBJ, a gruff moderate pragmatic Democratic, once said of the famously ultra-liberal Ramsey Clark—who was roughly my own parents’ vintage—the following: “He’s not Tom Clark’s son.” He was a quiet, unassuming civil rights rockstar. Even Playboy magazine did an interview with him.

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Posted by JD Hull at April 11, 2021 06:17 AM

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