Glossary of Named Individuals

Robert Abplanalp: Close friend of Bebe Rebozo. Also contributed financially to Nixon’s re-election campaign.

Spiro Agnew: Vice President of the United States (1969-1973), serving under President Nixon. Resigned on October 10, 1973 and subsequently pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion.

Jack Anderson: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. Reported key details concerning the Watergate scandal. Hated by President Nixon and even the subject of an assassination plot.

Dwayne Andreas: Large campaign donor for both Republican and Democratic candidates. In 1972, he was accused of illegal fundraising for Nixon’s re-election campaign through Watergate burglar Bernard Barker.

Robert “Bobby” Baker: Political adviser to President Johnson and Secretary to the Majority in the Senate. Eventually resigned due to the controversy surrounding his mob-laden efforts to create the Serve-U Corporation in 1962.

Roger Barth: Served as a special assistant to the IRS Commissioner.

William Beecher/Neil Sheehan/Hedrick Smith: New York Times reporters considered suspicious and/or politically dangerous by the White House.

Hale Boggs: Democratic Congressman from Alaska (1947-1973) and eventual Majority Leader (1971-1973). Heavily criticized the FBI and Hoover. Suspected to have died in a mysterious plane crash in October of 1972.

Pat Brown: 32nd Governor of California (1959-1967).

Philip W. Buchen: Counsel to the President Gerald Ford

Stephen Bull: Served as assistant to Nixon’s appointment secretary Dwight Chapin. Along with Rose Mary Woods, Bull had access to Nixon’s taped conversations, as he was charged with the responsibility of creating written summaries.

Joseph Fred Buzhardt, Jr.: Began his career as General Counsel for the Department of Defense and later became Special White House Counsel for Watergate matters in 1973.

William Byrne, Jr.: A judge assigned the case involving the Pentagon Papers. Received information about Watergate burglars.

Murray Chotiner: One of President Nixon’s closest friends and associates. Managed President Nixon’s various political campaigns. Following Nixon’s 1968 election, Chotiner became a White House advisor for President Nixon.

John Connally: Served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Nixon (1971-1972). Former Secretary of the Navy under President Kennedy (1961) and Governor of Texas (1963-1969).

Archibald Cox: Served as U.S. Solicitor General under John F. Kennedy and later became the first special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. Eventually fired as part of the “Saturday Night Massacre.”

Richard Danner: Former FBI agent gone bad. Introduced President Nixon to “Bebe” Rebozo in 1951. Later became a top aide for Howard Hughes. Delivered a $100,000 under-the-table contribution to Nixon from Hughes via “Bebe” Rebozo.

Richard J. Davis: Assistant Special Prosecutor.

John Wesley Dean III: White House Counsel to the President (1970-1973). Heavily involved in the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up. Directly implicated President Nixon in his June 1973 testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee.

Judith Ann Denny: Assistant Special Prosecutor.

Frank DeMarco: Served as President Nixon’s personal tax attorney. Eventually resigned after being charged with backdating and falsely notarizing the deed supporting President Nixon’s tax writeoff on his vice presidential papers.

Vincent deRoulet: Gave over $100,000 in political contribution in exchange for promise of Ambassadorship to Jamaica. Eventually nominated in 1969.

John Daniel Ehrlichman: Served as one of the lead counsels and Assistant to the President for Domestic affairs under Nixon. Resigned in the midst of the Watergate scandal on April 30, 1973.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower: 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). Nixon served as President Eisenhower’s Vice President.

Daniel Ellsberg: Former U.S. military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making with regards to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers in 1971.

Patricia Marx Ellsberg: Married to Daniel Ellsberg. Close Friend to J. Edgar Hoover.

Chou En-Lai: Communist China’s Premier. Engaged in secret meetings with Kissinger.

Ruth Farkas: Promised Ambassadorship to Costa Rica after making a political contribution to Nixon totaling $300,000.

Lewis Fielding: Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist. On September 3, 1971, the “Plumbers” broke into Fielding’s office in an effort to find discrediting information about Ellsberg’s mental state. The burglars failed to find Ellsberg’s file.

Peter Flanigan: Former White House Aide. Nominated to be US Ambassador to Spain by President Ford.

Helen Frick: Married to Fife Symington. Almost nominated for an Ambassadorship to Costa Rica.

J. W. Fulbright: U.S. Representative (1943-1945) and Senator (1945-1974) from Arkansas. Also Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1959-1974).

Barry Goldwater: United States Senator from Arizona (1969-1987) and Republican Presidential nominee in 1964.

Kingdon Gould Jr.: Made political contributions to Nixon in exchange for promise of Ambassadorship to Luxembourg and then the Netherlands.

L. Patrick Gray: Acting Director of the FBI (1972-1973) following J. Edgar Hoover’s death on May 2, 1972.

Alexander Haig: Served as Nixon’s Deputy National Security Advisor (1970-1973) and later Chief of Staff (1973-1974).

Harry Robbins “Bob” Haldeman: Served as Nixon’s Chief of Staff and closest aide. Resigned in the midst of the Watergate scandal on April 30, 1973.

Morton Halperin: Dovish member of Kissinger’s staff who worked with the National Security Council. Became disillusioned with the Nixon administration and was subsequently suspected of being a source for leaks. Ultimately wiretapped by the Nixon administration.

Randolph Hearst, Father of infamous newspaper heiress, kidnap victim, and revolutionary Patty Hearst.

Lawrence Higby: Assistant to White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman.

J. Edgar Hoover: Served as the first Director of the FBI (1935-1972). Greatly increased the jurisdiction of the Bureau during his tenure. Used the FBI to collect evidence using illegal methods, harass political dissenters, and even create secret files on political leaders.

Howard Hughes: The eccentric billionaire that reportedly contributed $100,000 to President Nixon in 1969 and 1970. Likely meant to curry government favor for Hughes’s gambling and airline businesses. Some argue the two-installment contribution was the primary catalyst for the Watergate break-in.

Hubert Humphrey: Served as Vice President under President Johnson (1965-1969). Also unsuccessfully ran against Nixon for the Presidency in 1968.

E. Howard Hunt: Member of the “Plumbers.” Along with Liddy, Hunt planned the Watergate break-in.

President Lyndon B. Johnson: 36th President of the United States (1963-1969).

Herbert Kalmbach: Raised $220,000 in “hush money” to pay off Watergate burglars.

Clarence Kelly: Named FBI director in 1973 following L. Patrick Gray’s departure.

President John F. Kennedy: 35th President of the United States (1961-1963).

Henry Kimmelman: One of the largest financial backers of George McGovern’s presidential campaign. Nixon was particularly interested in obtaining Kimmelman’s tax returns via Secretary of the Treasury George Shultz.

Henry Kissinger: Secretary of State under Nixon Administration.

Richard Gordon Kleindienst: Served as Deputy Attorney General of the United States (1969-1972) and later Attorney General in 1972. Resigned on April 30, 1973.

Joseph Kraft: Syndicated columnist. Wiretapped by the Nixon administration.

Peter M. Kreindler: Counsel to the Special Prosecutor.

Hobart Lewis: Former Chief Executive of the Reader’s Digest. Also President Nixon’s good friend and golf partner.

G. Gordon Liddy: Member of the “Plumbers.” Took part in the burglary of the office of Dr. Lewis Fielding, Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist. Also legal counsel to CREEP.

John Lindsay: Served as U.S. Representative (1959-1965) and Mayor of New York City (1966-1973). Also launched an unsuccessful campaign for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.

Fred Malek: Served as President Nixon’s White House personnel chief during the Watergate controversy.

Robert Mardian: Nixon aide heavily involved in wiretaps.

Louis Marx: Toy magnate and close friend of J. Edgar Hoover.

Bob Mathias: Served four terms in the United States House of Representatives between 1967 and 1975.

Thomas J. McBride: Associate Special Prosecutor.

James McCord: One of the Watergate burglars and the first of the president’s men to take the fall for Watergate. Kept the case alive by writing a letter to Judge John Sirica, in which he claimed that top-level individuals in the Nixon administration had approved the break-in.

George McGovern: Former U.S. Representative (1957-1961) and Senator (1963-1981). Unsuccessfully ran against Nixon for the Presidency in 1972. During the campaign, he attempted to shed light on Nixon’s potential role in the Watergate scandal, but the public/media failed to take serious notice.

Pearl Mesta: Former Ambassador to Luxembourg.

Paul Michel: Assistant Special Prosecutor.

Herbert J. Miller Jr.: Witness.

John Mitchell: Served as Attorney General under Nixon (1969-1972). Resigned in 1972 to manage President Nixon’s re-election campaign. Due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal, Mitchell was sentenced to prison in 1977, ultimately serving nineteen months.

Martha Mitchell: Wife of John Mitchell. Later divorced in 1973. Mitchell was a controversial figure who battled alcoholism and made several controversial statements to the media.

Richard Moore: Trusted Nixon aide and counsel.

R. Stan Mortenson: Witness.

Joseph Napolitan: Esteemed Democratic political consultant. Served as the Director of Media for Humphrey’s 1968 presidential campaign. Also targeted by President Nixon because he reportedly received payments from Howard Hughes.

Louis B. Nunn: Former Governor of Kentucky (1967-1971). Campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 1972.

Lawrence O’Brien: Head of Democratic National Committee (1970-1972) and a lobbyist/”political fixer” for Howard Hughes. Primary target of the Watergate break-in.

Henry Petersen: Assistant Attorney General in Criminal Division under Nixon’s administration. Resigned on November 1, 1975.

Peter George Peterson: Nixon aide and briefly Secretary of Commerce (1972-1973).

Charles Radford: Navy Yeoman assigned to spy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Charles Gregory “Bebe” Rebozo: Florida Banker best known as a friend of Nixon’s. Frequently donated large sums of money to his election and, later, reelection efforts.

Elliot Richardson: Served as U.S. Attorney General under Nixon. Resigned on October 20, 1973 when Nixon asked him to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

Admiral Rivero: Head of the Mediterranean Fleet.

William Rogers: Secretary of State (1969-1973).

Henry S. Ruth: Special Prosecutor.

William Safire: Former Nixon speechwriter and conservative columnist for the New York Times. Wiretapped.

The Honorable Edward J. Schwartz: Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California (1969-2000).

Brent Scowcroft: Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1973-1974).

Whitney North Seymour, Jr.: White House aide.

George Shultz: Under Nixon, Shultz served as Secretary of Labor (1969-1970), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970-1972), and Secretary of the Treasury (1972-1974). Resigned on May 8, 1974 after co-founding the “Library Group” (later known as the G7).

William Simon: Replaced George Shultz as Secretary of the Treasury on May 8, 1974. Held the position until the end of President Ford’s term on January 22, 1977.

John Sirica: Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1971-1974). Presided over Watergate trials in 1973, offering leniency in sentencing in exchange for more information from the original defendants.

Maurice Stans: Served as President Nixon’s Finance Committee Chairman for the 1972 re-election campaign. Also recommended Vincent deRoulet to the post of ambassador to Jamaica.

W. Clement Stone: Successful Chicago businessman. Notable Nixon contributor.

Robert Strauss: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1972-1977). Successfully oversaw both 1974’s Congressional victories and 1976’s election of President Carter.

William C. Sullivan: Head of the FBI Domestic Intelligence Division (1961-1971). Fired by Hoover for suspected insubordination. Eventually sought Hoover’s position, but was passed over in favor of L. Patrick Gray.

J. Fife Symington Jr.: Gave over $100,000 in political contributions. Promised the post of Ambassadorship to Spain or Portugal.

President Harry S. Truman: 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953).

Johnnie Walters: Served as Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1971-1973). Largely refused to politicize the IRS when presented with President Nixon’s infamous “enemies list.”

Cornelius V. Whitney: Contributed $250,000 to various committees for the re-election of President Nixon. Never appointed to any ambassadorial position

Rose Mary Woods: Nixon’s personal secretary from his early days in Congress through the end of his political career. Known for the largely unbelievable “Rosemary Stretch,” a demonstration of the scenario in which she may have been responsible for a portion of the 18 ½ minute tape gap.

Lewis Wyman: Supported Mrs. Farkas for an ambassadorial appointment.

Ronald Ziegler: White House Press Secretary (1969-1974) and Assistant to the President (1974). Became extremely close with Nixon following Haldeman and Ehrlichman’s resignations on April 30, 1973.