Charles Colson

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Chuck Colson
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BornOctober 16, 1931
DiedApril 21, 2012 (aged 80)
Occupationlawyer, author, activist, Marine, blogger

Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson (October 16, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts - April 21, 2012) was the chief counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. Colson was also a public speaker and author. Around 1974 he converted to Christianity, and became an Evangelical Christian.[1]

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In 1969 Colson was appointed Special counsel to the White House.[2] President Richard Nixon quickly noticed him.[2] In 1970 Nixon put Colson in charge of "dirty tricks" (performed against Nixon's opponents).[2] He was a part of the Watergate scandal. He was the first of the Nixon White House assistants to be convicted of a crime.[3]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Tim Weiner (21 April 2012). "Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  3. "Watergate figure, Christian leader Chuck Colson dies". CNN. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015.

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