Rex E. Lee lived a distinguished life as an advocate and educator. He clerked for Justice Byron White and then went on to private practice. He became founding dean of Brigham Young Law School and moved the program flawlessly through the accreditation process. Lee then moved on to become an Assistant Attorney General before Solicitor General of the United States. Lee's respect for the tradition of the independence of the office of Solicitor General ultimately cost him his position as Solicitor. Lee went on to live an active and successful life before succumbing to cancer.
Francis X. Beytagh,
Tribute to the Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General of the United States 1981-85,
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