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Bonner, Robert

Robert C. Bonner (1942–) was the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration from 1990 to 1993. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Bonner was educated at the University of Maryland (B.A.) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), after which he served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps from 1967 to 1971. When he left JAG in 1971, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California for four years, worked as an attorney in private practice from 1975 to 1984, and then returned to public service as his district's U.S. Attorney. While serving in that capacity, he developed a close working relationship with the DEA, particularly in the agency's major ...

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