Clinton Awards Presidential Medal To Archibald Cox

Archibald CoxArchibald Cox, the Watergate Special Prosecutor sacked by President Richard Nixon in the famous “Saturday Night Massacre” of 1973, has been awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton.

The medal was ironically established by Nixon in 1969 to honor exemplary service. Clinton said that “the greatest title any of us can hold is that of citizen”.

Clinton also awarded the medal posthumously to another former Watergate prosecutor, Charles Ruff, who also acted for Clinton in his Senate impeachment trial in 1999.