Daniel Meltzer


Age: 63

Summary: law professor at the Harvard Law School who became a top legal adviser to U.S. president Barack Obama after he took a leave of absence on the Harvard Law faculty in 2009-2010 to serve as Principal Deputy Counsel to Obama and was a key player on nearly every major legal issue faced by the White House Counsel's Office from domestic policy, including the Affordable Care Act to national security matters to the selection and preparation of U.S. Supreme Court appointees, and who was also a legal scholar and expert on federal courts and criminal procedure at Harvard since 1982.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: December 17, 1951

Died: May 24, 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts