George Gordon Battle Liddy, known as G. Gordon Liddy, is a former FBI agent, lawyer, talk show host, actor, and figure in the Watergate scandal as the chief operative in the White House Plumbers unit during the Nixon Administration. Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiretapping for his role in the scandal. Working alongside E. Howard Hunt, Liddy organized and directed the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in May and June 1972. After five of Liddy's operatives were arrested inside the DNC offices on June 17, 1972, subsequent investigations of the Watergate scandal led to Nixon's resignation in 1974. Liddy was convicted of burglary, conspiracy and refusing to testify to the Senate committee investigating Watergate. He served nearly fifty-two months in federal prisons.
|Born:||George Gordon Battle Liddy, November 30, 1930, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Fordham University|
|Occupation:||Army officer, lawyer, FBI agent, politician, radio personality, actor, writer|
|Criminal charge:||Conspiracy, burglary, illegal wiretapping|
|Criminal penalty:||20-year imprisonment, later commuted to 8 years by President Jimmy Carter|
|Criminal status:||Released when parole came up after 4.5 years in prison|
|Children:||5, including Tom Liddy|
|Parent(s):||Sylvester Liddy, Maria Abbaticchio|
|IMDb:||G. Gordon Liddy's IMDb|
About G Gordon Liddy
Watergate conspirator during Nixon's presidency who later became a radio talk show gadfly.
During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army.
He was Chief Operative for White House Plumbers and got in trouble with Nixon.
He married Frances Ann Purcell on November 9, 1957 and had five children with her.
He joined Timothy Leary for a series of popular debates on various college campuses.
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- American people convicted of burglary
- Recipients of American presidential pardons
- Fordham University School of Law alumni
- Maryland Republicans
- American television talk show hosts
- Military personnel from New York City
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