Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Edwin Meese, III, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Attorney General
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[Characterizing] some nine or 10 different organizations — the Prisoners’ Union, the ACLU and a whole group of others…[Attorney General Meese stated that] there has actually been the emergence, not only in California but throughout the nation, of what might be described as a criminals’ lobby.”

Speech to the California Peace Officers Association, May 11, 1981

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Attorney General of the United States, 1985-1988
  • Counselor to President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1985
  • University of San Diego, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management, 1977-1981
  • Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Governor Reagan, 1969-1974
  • Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Reagan, 1967-1969
  • Deputy District Attorney of Alameda County, CA, 1959-1967
  • Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London
Education:
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley, 1958
  • BA, Yale University, 1953
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Constitution Be Amended to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage?