Drug-Testing Official to Leave Justice Dept.

Associated Press

Assistant Atty. Gen. Richard Willard, who led Reagan Administration efforts to begin testing some federal employees for use of drugs, said Tuesday that he will resign to join a private law firm.

Willard, 39, joined the Administration in 1981 as special counsel on intelligence policy to then-Atty. Gen. William French Smith. The next year, he was named deputy assistant attorney general. For the past three years he has headed the Justice Department’s civil division.