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'Deep Throat' Mark Felt Dies at 95

Mark Felt with daughter Joan at their California home in 2005, the year the former FBI official's identity was revealed.
Mark Felt with daughter Joan at their California home in 2005, the year the former FBI official's identity was revealed. (By Ben Margot -- Associated Press)

The Post won journalism's highest honor, the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for public service, for its investigation of the Watergate case.

In 1980, Felt was convicted, and later pardoned by President Ronald Reagan, for approving illegal "black bag" break-ins against of the families and friends of Weather Underground radicals.

William Mark Felt Sr. was born Aug. 17, 1913, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of a general contractor and a housewife. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1935 and from law school at George Washington University in 1940.

Felt moved to Santa Rosa from Alexandria in 1989. He suffered a stroke in 1999 and a second one in 2001.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include his son, Mark Felt, and several grandchildren.

Staff writers Clarence Williams and Anita Kumar contributed to this report.


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