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also known as Edwin Meese III

attorney general , educator

Ed Meese, law and public policy educator, former United States Attorney General. Recipient Life Achievement Award, National District Attorney Association. Vice president Lutheran Church, El Cajon, California Served with United States Army. Member of American Bar Association, California State Bar.

Background

Meese, Ed was born on December 2, 1931 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Edwin and Leone M. Meese.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1953. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1958. Doctor of Laws, Delaware Law School, Widener University, University San Diego, Valparaiso University, California Lutheran College.

Career

Deputy district attorney Alameda County, California, 1959-1967. Legal affairs secretary to Governor Ronald Reagan, State of California, Sacramento, 1967-1969. Executive assistant, chief of staff to Governor Ronald Reagan, State of California, 1969-1975.

Vice president Rohr Industries, Chula Vista, 1975-1976. Private law practice, 1976-1980. Professor law University San Diego, 1977—1981, director Center for Criminal Justice Policy.

Counselor to President The White House, Washington, 1981-1985. Attorney general United States Department Justice, 1985-1988. Distinguished fellow, Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy Heritage Foundation.

Member National Security Council, 1981—1988, Iraq Study Group, 2006, National War Powers Commission, 2008. Distinguished visiting fellow Hoover Institution Stanford University. Regent emeritus National College District Attorney.

Board directors Capital Research Center, Landmark Legal Foundation. Co-chairman board governors The Reagan Ranch Program. Co-chairman Critical Incident Analysis Group.

Membership

Vice president Lutheran Church, El Cajon, California Served with United States Army. Member of American Bar Association, California State Bar.

Connections

Married Ursula Herrick, 1958. Children: Michael James, Dana Lynne.

father:
Edwin Meese

mother:
Leone M. Meese

spouse:
Ursula Herrick

children:
Michael James Meese

Dana Lynne Meese