Clark died Friday at his house in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark stated.
Clark served as legal professional normal in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration within the late Sixties and is acknowledged for supervising the drafting of the 1968 Civil Rights Act. He later defended controversial worldwide figures, together with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his trial for crimes towards humanity by the Iraqi interim authorities following his overthrow.
After serving as legal professional normal, Clark — who had develop into a vocal critic of the Vietnam War — twice ran unsuccessfully for Senate in New York. In 1992, he based the International Action Center, a company that’s “committed to building broad-based grassroots actions opposing U.S. wars abroad while fighting racism and economic exploitation of workers at home,” in accordance its web site.
Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1927, Clark was the son of former US Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, who resigned from the excessive court docket after swearing in his son as legal professional normal to keep away from conflicts of curiosity. As a member of the Marine Corps, Ramsey Clark served in Europe throughout World War II. He graduated from the University of Texas and later earned a legislation diploma from the University of Chicago. He labored at his father’s Texas agency, Clark, Reed and Clark, earlier than becoming a member of the Justice Department.