Eighty-four year old Edwin “Ed” Meese, III, was born to Edwin Meese, Jr. and Leone Meese on December 2, 1931, in Oakland, California. He received his education at University of California, Berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Law, and Yale University. He married Ursula Herrick in 1959.
Meese served with Ronald Reagan in California and the White House. He started in California governor’s mansion in 1966 and went to the White House in 1981. He is best known for his service as U.S. Attorney General in the Reagan administration.
Meese gained prominence as a conservative leader, thinker, and elder statesman. He joined The Heritage Foundation in 1988 as the first Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow and now has emeritus status. “His work focused on keeping President Reagan’s legacy of conservative principles alive in public debate and discourse.” Even though he was once a critic of Donald Trump, he has joined the Donald Trump transition team.