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John Doar

Born: Dec 3, 1921

Death: Nov 11, 2014

Birthplace: Minneapolis

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John Doar

Date of Birth : Dec 3, 1921
Date of Death : Nov 11, 2014
Birth Place : Minneapolis

John Michael Doar was an American lawyer and senior counsel with the law firm Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack in New York. He had a notable role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights from 1960 to 1967, during the civil rights years of the administrations of presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He led the government's response in events such as the admission and protection of James Meredith as the first black student to the University of Mississippi, as well as the evolving response to the civil rights movement promoting integration and voter registration in the South.


  • Lawyer

Awards Won

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
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