WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department commemorates the 30th anniversary of the appointment and administration of Attorney General Edward H. Levi in a ceremony today, and announces the creation of the Edward H. Levi Award for Outstanding Professionalism and Exemplary Integrity.
Attorney General Levi was appointed in 1975 soon after President Gerald Ford assumed office, and through his leadership and high standards in the immediate post-Watergate era, he restored the nationís confidence in the tradition of legal excellence and uncompromising integrity of the Department. The Edward H. Levi Award for Outstanding Professionalism and Exemplary Integrity is established to pay tribute to the memory and achievements of Mr. Levi, whose career as an attorney, law professor and dean, and public servant exemplified these qualities in the best traditions of the Department.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will be joined by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia; Associate Attorney General Robert D. McCallum; former Attorney General Nicholas Katzenback; former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Trade Representative Carla A. Hills; and former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge and Solicitor General Robert H. Bork, to honor Mr. Levi.