The American lawyer who served as the U.S attorney during the time of President Carter Benjamin Civiletti passed away at the age on October 16, 2022, at his home in Lutherville, Maryland. He was 87 at the time of his death.
What happened to Benjamin Civiletti?
It was reported that Benjamin Civiletti passed away due to Parkinson’s disease at his home in Lutherville, Maryland, on October 16. He died with his family and kids at his side.
How did Benjamin Civiletti die?
Benjamin Civiletti died after struggling with Parkinson’s disease on October 16, 2022. He was 87 at the time of his death.
Benjamin Civiletti Cause Of Death
Benjamin Civiletti passed away after suffering from Parkinson, a disease affecting the nervous system. He passed away at 87 at his home in Lutherville, Maryland.
Who is Benjamin civiletti?
Benjamin Civiletti was the former U.S attorney. Born on July 17, 1935, in Peekskill, New York, he was the son of a food store manager, Benjamin, and Virginia. He graduated in A.B psychology from the University of Hopkins in 1957 and later completed his Bachelor’s in law from the University of Maryland school of law.
He married his wife Gaile .L Lundgren in 1958.They were blessed with three children – Benjamin, Andrew, and Lynne.
Garland on the passing of one of his mentors, Benjamin Civiletti: “Attorney General Civiletti’s portrait hangs outside my office, and I am reminded each time I see it of the kind of Attorney General I strive to be.” pic.twitter.com/ZBIS8hECiA
— Sadie Gurman (@sgurman) October 17, 2022
Benjamin Civiletti career:
After he graduated from law school, he was first a law clerk for a judge and became an assistant attorney in Baltimore from 1962 to 1964
In 1964 he became an associate of the Baltimore law firm Venable and was named the firm’s partner five years later.
He was later recruited by Griffin Bell in the Department of Justice as the assistant attorney General and later became deputy general in 1978. He became the first Italian American to lead the U.S Department of Justice.
In 1979 Benjamin was appointed as the attorney General of the United States by President Carter.
During his time as an attorney, he argued before the international court of Justice during the Iran hostage crisis on behalf of the American hostages. He also argued before the Supreme Court to denaturalize Nazu war criminals.
In 1981 he resigned from his post as Justice of the department and went back to practice law in Venable.
In 2001 he was appointed to look after the teamsters union’s disciplinary procedure; in 2008, he was appointed as the chairman of the Maryland commission. In November of the same year, he voted to abolish capital punishment in the state to the Maryland General assembly.
He was known as the most expensive private attorney. It was reported that he charges $1000 per hour to his clients.
Many of his colleagues remember him as a kind and great man who was an extraordinary lawyer.
Throughout his career as a lawyer, he received recognition and awards for his extraordinary service, such as the Golden plate award in 1980, the American lawyer lifetime achievement awards in 2009, and the lifetime achievement award by the Equal Justice council in 2012
Sadly the great lawyer took his last breath on October 16 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 87 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, kids, and grandkids.
Benjamin Civiletti Obituary:
It is reported that the memorial service of Benjamin Cviletti will be held at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Washington. However, the service is yet to be planned and decided. Benjamin passed away at his home in Lutherville on October 16 at 87.