Archive for January, 2022

Remembering Nicholas Katzenbach

January 17, 2022: As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service I am also remembering Nicholas Katzenbach who served this country as a navigator during WWII, and as an Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General, and Deputy Secretary of State during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. Today would have been Nicholas Katzenbach’s 100th birthday, a birthday he also proudly shared with Benjamin Franklin. I don’t think Katzenbach, who died in 2012, could have imagined that 57 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law that voting rights would once again be the center of political debate and jeopardized in 2022. His voice is sorely missed.