November 14, 1993 |
H.R. (Bob) Haldeman, President Richard M. Nixon's fiercely protective chief of staff who served 18 months in prison for covering up the Watergate break-in, died Friday. He was 67. Haldeman died of abdominal cancer at his rambling, single-story home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara's Hope Ranch neighborhood. His son, Hank, said he had been ill for only a month. Nixon was saddened by the news.
September 8, 1992
John Lewis Smith Jr., retired chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington has died at age 79. Smith died Friday in Washington of pneumonia. He made rulings in the Watergate case, including a decision that the Administration of President Richard M. Nixon had illegally wiretapped the home of National Security Council staff member Morton Halperin. In a damage suit brought by Halperin, Smith ordered Nixon, former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and former White House Chief of Staff H.R.
June 22, 2007
Re "Why Watergate matters," Opinion, June 17 I worked on Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign and voted for him in 1972. Later, as a National Archives employee, I was responsible for screening Nixon's White House tapes and files to see what could be released to the public. I regret that Nixon, as he put it, gave his enemies a sword. He let me down. But what a president does in office is influenced by factors far more complex than those Elizabeth Drew describes. The people who work in the White House are neither gods nor demons, just human beings as in any other office.
December 8, 1996 |
Newly released tapes show President Nixon pushed for tax audits of wealthy Jewish contributors to his Democratic rivals, the San Francisco Examiner reported in today's editions. The Examiner said the revelation was contained in more than 200 hours of recently released Nixon White House tapes.
November 17, 1985 |
They stare nonstop at the house at 10000 Sunset Blvd. She through binoculars. He with naked eyes. His right hand rests lightly on her shoulder. His left arm, upraised, is frozen in mid-gesture. "A little to the right," is what sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr. imagined that the bronze man in the navy cardigan is saying to his female companion. That's the name Johnson gave them as one of his droll public artworks, with the political implication intended. Perhaps they should look leftward.
November 10, 2011 |
The 18.5-minute gap was one of the last great mysteries of the Watergate scandal. For years, historians - and at least one of his former aides - had speculated that President Nixon may have been responsible for deleting 18.5 minutes from a potentially incriminating Oval Office tape recording that had been subpoenaed by Watergate prosecutors. Nixon's longtime secretary, Rose Mary Woods, couldn't explain the long buzz on the recording from June 20, 1972. She told investigators she might have hit the wrong button on a tape player while taking a 5-minute phone call.
January 17, 2010
On Jan. 26, 1970, days after delivering the State of the Union address and just weeks before announcing the incursion of U.S. troops into Cambodia that led to nationwide student strikes, President Richard M. Nixon sent a memo to H.R. "Bob" Haldeman on the subject of Modern art. "Decadent" was the operative adjective he used, and he wanted something done about it. On Monday, the National Archives and the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda released...