Mark Felt

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W. Mark Felt
Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
May 3, 1972 – June 22, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Clyde Tolson
Personal details
Born William Mark Felt
(1913-08-17)August 17, 1913
Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Died December 18, 2008(2008-12-18) (aged 95)
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Spouse(s) Audrey Robinson (m. 1938–84) (her death)
Children Joan Felt,
Mark Felt, Jr.
Alma mater University of Idaho

William Mark Felt, Sr. (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008)[1] or W. Mark Felt was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who retired as the Bureau's Associate Director in 1973. After denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for 30 years, Felt revealed himself to be the Watergate scandal's whistleblower, "Deep Throat" on May 31, 2005.

Felt was born on August 17, 1913 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He studied at the University of Idaho. Felt was married to Audrey Robinson from 1938 until her death in 1984. They had two children. Felt died on December 18, 2008 in Santa Rosa, California[2] from heart failure, aged 95.

References[change | change source]

  1. Weiner, Tim (2008-12-19). "W. Mark Felt, Watergate Deep Throat, Dies at 95". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  2. Washington Post article: "Mark Felt, Better Known as 'Deep Throat,' Dies at 95".

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