G.GORDON Liddy’s son announced his father died on Tuesday, March 30.
Liddy, who was credited with being the “mastermind” behind the Watergate scandal, was 90.
Who was G. Gordon Liddy?
Liddy, or George Gordon Liddy, was a former FBI agent, talk show host and Army veteran. He was born on Nov. 30, 1930.
He ran for Congress in 1968 in New York but lost his race. He helped Richard Nixon’s campaign fro president in the state and was named special assistant to Treasury after Nixon took office.
He was credited as being instrumental in the break-in into the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate building in 1972 and stealing documents.
However, the burglary went bust and investigation came to Nixon’s attempted cover-up of the burglary.
Liddy declined to cooperate with Congress and prosecutors in the investigation. He was sentenced in March 1973 to 20 years in prison.
Nixon resigned in 1974.
He spent four years and four months in prison after he was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping in relation to his role in the Watergate burglary. He also spent 100 days in solitary confinement.
Liddy said after the scandal that he would “do it again for my president.”
Former President Jimmy Carter commuted his sentence and he was released from prison in 1977.
After he was released from prison, Liddy was a radio talk show host where he received some fame. He also was a writer and actor.
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His radio show, G. Gordon Liddy Show, at the height of it’s popularity had about 10 million listeners.
He appeared in popular television shows such as Mr. Real Estate and Miami Vice.
How did G. Gordon Liddy die?
Liddy’s son, Thomas Liddy, told The Associated Press his father died but did not say what the cause of his death was.
Thomas did say his father’s death was not in relation to Covid-19.
He is survived by his five children and a sister.