DAY 4: “Ruthless” Bobby was a tough questioner

Nominated for assistant legal counsel for the Senate Rackets Committee not long after graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951, Bobby eventually became chief legal counsel for the committee. The committee investigated organized crime and with the proceedings being public and recorded, he quickly became a rising star in the Washington, D.C. legal community. Although he brought charges against many of the these criminals, he was never able to indite his arch nemesis, Jimmy Hoffa.

50 years after his assassination, he is remembered by the school that shaped his law career.  Click here to read a wonderful tribute that includes even more ideas form the law school that shaped his career.