Transcript of Department of Justice Order No. 518-73 (View Images)
Office of the Attorney General
Washington , D.C. 20530
PLACING ARCHIBALD COX
IN CHARGE OF THE OFFICE OF
WATERGATE SPECIAL PROSECUTION FORCE
AS DIRECTOR THEREOF
Order No. 518-73
By virtue of the authority vested in me by 28 U.S.C. 509, 510 and 5 U.S.C. 301, I hereby designate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox the Director of the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
This order is effective as of May 25, 1973.
Elliot Richardson [signed]
Citation: Department of Justice Order No. 518-73, “Placing Archibald Cox in Charge of the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force as the Director Thereof”, May 31, 1973; Basic Documents, BSD-1 Authority and Establishment, box 1; Administration Records, Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, Record Group 460; NARA, College Park, MD.