January 28th, 2017

book cover - tpbol

Cabinet: Nicholas Katzenbach

On this day in 1965, Nicholas Katzenbach took office as the 65th Attorney General of the United States. He held the post until November 28, 1966. At the time of his death, May 8, 2012, he had been retired from the Cabinet for 45 years 161 days, longer than any other Cabinet Secretary in US history. After leaving the Cabinet, he worked for IBM from 1959 to 1986, and then for a law firm, before taking the chairmanship of the failing Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in 1991. In December 1996, Katzenbach was one of New Jersey's fifteen members of the Electoral College.