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Portrait of a scholar

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Archibald Cox portrait unveiled at Law School

Unveiling the
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Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan (above right) and Byrne Professor of Administrative Law Emeritus Clark Byse unveiled a portrait of Archibald Cox, Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus and the first Watergate special prosecutor, Wednesday (Oct. 8). In addition to his long and celebrated career as a teacher and scholar, “Archibald Cox was able to find ways to do extraordinary public service … public service the nation will never be able to forget,” said Kagan. Following a video clip detailing the 1973 “Saturday Night Massacre” that led to his firing as special prosecutor, Cox, still tall and eloquent at 91, waxed nostalgic about his early days as a professor at the Law School. “The School has always been my professional home, the home of my spirit, even when I was away,” he said.