Henry E. Petersen, 70, a career Justice Department...

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June 01, 1991

Henry E. Petersen, 70, a career Justice Department employee who headed the Watergate investigation before the appointment a special prosecutor, died Wednesday at his home in Sunderland, Md. He had emphysema. Mr. Petersen, head of the department's Criminal Division, was in charge of the probe of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters. He headed the probe from its beginning in June 1972 until Archibald Cox became special prosecutor in May 1973.

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