A Who's Who From The Nixon Era

April 24, 1994

Some major figures from the Nixon era and where they are today:

* Alger Hiss, former State Department employee accused in 1948 of providing classified information to the Soviet Union and charged with perjury during House Un-American Activities Committee hearings that made major national figure of then-Representative Nixon: Convicted in 1950, served three years in prison, re-admitted to Massachusetts bar in 1975; retired, living in New York.

* Whitaker Chambers, Time magazine editor, who testified that Alger Hiss was a fellow Communist who gave him State Department secrets to pass to the Soviet Union (Nixon sided with Chambers against Hiss): Died in 1961.

* Spiro T. Agnew, who resigned as Nixon's vice president in 1973 after pleading no contest to tax evasion involving bribery and kickback allegations while Maryland governor: Works as a consultant for Middle East interests, lives in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

* Henry A. Kissinger, former national security adviser and secretary of state and architect of Nixon's foreign policy: Owns international consulting firm based in New York.

* H. R. Haldeman, former White House chief of staff, who served 18 months in prison for Watergate cover-up: Died in November 1993.

* John Ehrlichman, former Nixon domestic counselor, who served 18 months in prison for Watergate cover-up: Recently moved to Atlanta, where he works as an executive for an international consulting company; has written six books and is writing a novel on the impeachment of a president.

* Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to the president, who served 207 days in prison for obstruction of justice in connection with the "White House plumbers" break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist: Founded and serves as chairman of Prison Fellowship, a Christian counseling outreach that operates in more than 600 prisons; lives in northern Virginia.

* G. Gordon Liddy, former White House aide and counsel for the financial arm of Nixon's re-election committee who served 52 months in prison in the Watergate burglary: Host of a radio talk show in Washington.

* E. Howard Hunt, former White House aide and counsel for the financial arm of Nixon's re-election committee, who served 32 months in prison for burglary, conspiracy and wiretapping in the Watergate burglary: Lectures, writes spy novels and lives in Miami.

* John N. Mitchell, former attorney general and head of Nixon's re-election committee, who served 19 months in prison for the Watergate cover-up: Died in 1988.

* John Dean, presidential counsel, who served 127 days in prison for the cover-up: Wrote best-selling book "Blind Ambition," lives in Los Angeles.

* Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Washington Post reporters whose reporting broke open the Watergate scandal and won the Pulitzer Prize: Woodward is Post assistant managing editor for investigative reporting, has written several books; Bernstein left the Post to work for ABC News and Time magazine, now writes books.

* Archibald Cox, original Watergate special prosecutor fired by Nixon in "Saturday Night Massacre" after he refused to back down on subpoenas for White House tapes: Formerly chairman of the government watchdog Common Cause, teaches at Boston University.

* Peter Rodino, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of House Judiciary Committee that voted to recommend Nixon's impeachment: Retired, living in New Jersey.

* Sam Ervin, North Carolina Democrat and chairman of Senate Watergate Committee: After retirement from Senate, lectured and practiced law in North Carolina; died in 1985.

* John Sirica, U.S. District Court judge who presided over the main Watergate cases: After retiring from bench, wrote book, "To Set the Record Straight," about Watergate; died in 1992.

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