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Nicholas Katzenbach dies at 90; attorney general under Johnson
Nicholas Katzenbach dies at 90; attorney general under Johnson

WASHINGTON — Nicholas Katzenbach, the Kennedy administration lawyer who faced down Gov. George Wallace to enroll the first black students at the University of Alabama and who helped write the landmark civil rights and voting rights acts of the 1960s, has died. He was 90.Katzenbach died Tuesday night of natural causes at his home in Princeton, N.J., according to his daughter, Anne Katzenbach of New York City.Katzenbach was one of the "best and brightest" who were drawn to Washington when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961. Katzenbach became a deputy to Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy at the Justice Department. They were soon confronted with the problem of how to integrate the all-white...

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