G. Gordon Liddy

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G. Gordon Liddy
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Liddy in 1998
George Gordon Battle Liddy

(1930-11-30)November 30, 1930
DiedMarch 30, 2021(2021-03-30) (aged 90)
OccupationArmy officer, lawyer, FBI agent, politician, radio personality, actor, writer
Criminal statusReleased when parole came up after 4.5 years in prison
Spouse(s)Frances Purcell (1957–2010; her death); 5 children
ChildrenAlexandra Bourne (née Liddy)
Thomas Liddy
Commander James Gordon Liddy
Col. Raymond Joseph Liddy
Parent(s)Sylvester Liddy
Maria Liddy (née Abbaticchio)
Criminal chargeConspiracy, burglary, illegal wiretapping
Penalty20-year imprisonment, later commuted to 8 years by President Jimmy Carter

George Gordon Battle Liddy (November 30, 1930 – March 30, 2021), better known as G. Gordon Liddy was an American lawyer and convicted felon. He was best known as the chief operative in the White House Plumbers from July–September 1971, during Richard Nixon's presidency. He was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate scandal.[1]

Liddy died on March 30, 2021 at his daughter's home in Mount Vernon, Virginia from Parkinson's disease-related problems at the age of 90.[2]

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  1. Grove, Lloyd. "The Reliable Source"[permanent dead link], The Washington Post, August 16, 2001. Accessed February 6, 2013. "When G. Gordon Liddy was a puny lad in Hoboken, N.J., he roasted and ate a rat – 'to demonstrate to myself my lack of fear', the convicted Watergate burglar explained in his 1980 autobiography, Will."
  2. Dobbs, Michael (March 30, 2021). "G. Gordon Liddy, undercover operative convicted in Watergate scandal, dies at 90". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 30, 2021.

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