H. R. Haldeman
|H. R. Haldeman|
|4th White House Chief of Staff|
January 20, 1969 – April 30, 1973
|Preceded by||Wilton Persons
as 3rd White House Chief of Staff
|Succeeded by||Alexander Haig|
|Born||Harry Robbins Haldeman
October 27, 1926
Los Angeles, California,
|Died||November 12, 1993
Santa Barbara, California,
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman (better known as H. R. Haldeman; October 27, 1926 – November 12, 1993) was an American political aide and businessman. He served as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon. He was involved in the Watergate scandal.
Early life[change | change source]
Watergate scandal[change | change source]
His role in the Watergate cover-up precipitated his resignation from government. Haldeman was tried on counts of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Haldeman was found guilty and imprisoned for 18 months. Upon his release he returned to private life and was a successful businessman until his death from cancer in 1993.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Severo, Richard (November 13, 1993). "H. R. Haldeman, Nixon Aide Who Had Central Role in Watergate, Is Dead at 67". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/13/obituaries/h-r-haldeman-nixon-aide-who-had-central-role-in-watergate-is-dead-at-67.html. Retrieved May 4, 2010. "H. R. Haldeman, who spent 18 months in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal but said he believed his role as President Richard M. Nixon's chief of staff was the "mountaintop experience" of his life, died yesterday at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 67. A son, Hank, said that the cause was an abdominal tumor and that his father had been ill for a month."
More reading[change | change source]
- Haldeman, H. R. (1994). The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House. New York: Putnam. ISBN 978-1-879371-86-6.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Washington Post profile of Haldeman
- Washington Post Haldeman Obituary
- Ford Library & Museum:The Watergate Files
- Ron Schuler's Parlour Tricks: H.R. Haldeman
- Watergate trial of H.R. Haldeman, courtroom sketches.
- Spartacus Educational Biography
- The Testimony of John Ehrlichman & H. R. Haldeman at Smithsonian Folkways