His findings challenged prevailing views of criminal behavior — and reached perhaps their largest audience on “The Sopranos.”
The Pennsylvania Republican directed billions of dollars in public works as chairman of the powerful House Transportation Committee.
At 27, he prosecuted Nazis for more than 1 million deaths in perhaps the largest murder case in history.
A prominent figure in Washington as well as on Wall Street, he rallied donors in the financial industry behind Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.
As executive director of AIPAC in the 1970s, he helped turn the group into one of the most effective lobbying organizations in Washington.
He played a key role in ongoing efforts to reshape voting laws and dismantle affirmative action and was also a personal attorney to President Donald Trump.
He helped shape some of the most significant federal laws of the past 50 years, becoming an eminence of Capitol Hill in his own right.
One of few women in her era to practice criminal law, she helped win the release of two Florida defendants known as the Death Row Brothers.
The federal appeals court judge was celebrated among conservatives as a constant if sometimes provocative exponent of judicial restraint
He signed one of the strongest gun-control laws in the country but lost his bid for reelection as governor over a massive increase in taxes.