Lawn, John

John Lawn (1935-) served as administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from July 1985, when he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan following the retirement of Francis Mullen, to March 1990. After his retirement from the DEA, he served as vice president and chief of operations of the New York Yankees until 1994.

Lawn had served as deputy administrator since 1982. Before the DEA, Lawn was a long-time FBI agent, serving as a special agent for 15 years. Some of his assignments included the supervision of FBI civil rights cases, background investigations for White House-related matters (such as the nomination of U.S. attorneys, federal judges, and White House officials), and a stint in the Bureau's Criminal Division, where he supervised Congress's review of the ...

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