Bernard L. Barker
One of the original seven Watergate defendants, who turned off his walkie-talkie while inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the early hours of June 17, 1972, to save the batteries (thereby cutting off communications with the lookout posted across the street), Barker, 65, now is a retired building inspector living in Miami. He retired under pressure this year after allegedly falsifying his work log. Rather than face removal proceedings, Barker accepted a $150-a-month pension for six years service with the city of Miami.
Barker and the three other men arrested with him inside the Watergate offices of the DNC--Virgilio Ramon Gonzalez, Eugenio R. Martinez and Frank A. Sturgis--unsuccessfully sought pardons from President Carter in 1978.
Barker says he goes fishing now and is "taking it easy." As for reflections on the break-in, the cover-up and the rest, Barker says he doesn't think about it anymore. "Watergate's over."
Virgilio R. Gonzalez
A locksmith by trade, brought into the break-in for his professional skills, Gonzalez still is plying his trade in Miami.
Eugenio R. Martinez Martinez lives in Miami and is in charge of car- leasing for a Miami automobile dealer.
James W. McCord Jr.
The former security director for the Committee to Re-elect the President and one of the original seven Watergate defendants, McCord was the first to allege the involvement of higher-ups in the Watergate break-in. McCord now is in business in Fort Collins, Colo., converting vehicles from internal combustion to compressed natural gas engines.
G. Gordon Liddy
One of the original seven Watergate break-in defendants, Liddy spent 521/2 months in jail. When he got out in September 1977, he had a $300,000 debt, according to his wife Frances. Liddy's best-selling book, Will, the television program based on it and Liddy's popularity as a lecturer on college campuses ($5,000 an appearance plus expenses) have made a dent in that debt. In addition, Liddy is associated with a firm, G. Gordon Liddy Associates and Company, that provides a variety of security services for private clients.
According to Kevin Flaherty, director of publicity for Liddy's lecture agent, Liddy is making 90 college appearances a year. But Liddy's wife said that he is still paying off the $40,000 fine levied against him by U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica as well as legal expenses.
Mrs. Liddy said her husband is working on a television series, "Cause and Effect," involving interviews with prominent personalities. Liddy lives in suburban Maryland.
E. Howard Hunt Jr.
Hunt is living in Miami, lecturing and writing.
The security guard at the Watergate Office Building whose alertness first spotted something amiss, Wills has had a difficult time over the past 10 years. Although he enjoyed a certain celebrity status for awhile, Wills had trouble finding another job after he quit working for the firm that employed him at the Watergate. When he did find work, demands on his time for speaking engagements and a cameo role in the film, "All the President's Men" kept getting in the way.
Aside from doing "little chores," Wills said he has not had a job in eight or nine months. He noted that millions are out of work now. "I'm just an average black man trying to survive like every other black man in the United States."
H. R. "Bob" Haldeman
The former White House chief of staff lives in Los Angeles now. He is vice president of David H. Murdock Development Co., a national real estate developer of high-rise office buildings, hotels and industrial facilities across the country.
In a brief telephone conversation, Haldeman declined an invitation to reflect on Watergate. Haldeman's only interview lately has been with Cable News Network's Daniel Ss fatherchorr --a quid pro quo for Schorr's agreeing to be interviewed for "A View of the White House," a television series built around four years' worth of home movies shot by Haldeman while he was in the White House. The series, which is said to include footage of Nixon, Henry Kissinger, the shah of Iran, King Hussein of Jordan, Golda Meir, Pierre Trudeau, King Feisal of Saudi Arabia, Marshal Tito, Barbara Walters and others, also will be narrated by Haldeman. The series comprises six one-hour segments and is being syndicated for viewing next fall.
Haldeman said on CNN's "Newsmaker--Saturday" that he did not see Watergate as an abuse of power. "I think," Haldeman said, "there was a reaction to situations that, in some cases may have been an over-reaction . . . The problems were very real, and the effort to deal with them was, we probably overshot in some cases. But I don't think it was an abuse of power in the sense that we, or the president, or any segment of the people around him sat down and either consciously, or unconsciously said, 'Let's get out and abuse the power we've got. Let's raise hell around the country.' I think it was a very, very sincere attempt by very dedicated people to try to cope with what they perceived to be very serious problems in what they see, saw, as the best way to cope with it."
John D. Ehrlichman
Ehrlichman has moved to Santa Fe, N. Mex., remarried and embarked on a career as a writer of books and magazine articles. His latest book, "Witness to Power," caused a minor sensation with some of the allegations Ehrlichman made.
John N. Mitchell
The former attorney general of the United States, convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the Watergate cover-up, is in business in Washington with Global Research International Inc., a business consulting firm. Mitchell is not speaking to the press, although he is seen frequently in Washington restaurants. James M. Tully, who also works for Global Research International, declined to answer questions about it. "We don't discuss what we do in the firm," Tully said.
Gordon C. Strachan
The former assistant to White House chief of staff H. R. "Bob" Haldeman was asked at the conclusion of his Senate Watergate Committee testimony what advice he would give to young people dubious about public service as a career. "Well," Strachan replied, "it may not be the type of advice that you could look back and want to give, but my advice would be to stay away." Strachan now is a partner in the Salt Lake City law firm of Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler, which has a number of corporate clients.
President Nixon's appointment secretary in the first Nixon White House, a prot,eg,e of Haldeman's and the link to Donald Segretti, Chapin now is publisher of Success Magazine, a venture of longtime Nixon backer W. Clement Stone.
The former dirty trickster, who was suspended from the bar for two years, now has a general law practice in Newport Beach, Calif. He does not speak to reporters.
Herbert W. Kalmbach
President Nixon's former personal lawyer was suspended from the practice of saw and later reinstated. He is living in Newport Beach, Calif. Kalmbach, although active in bar association activities in Orange County, has largely given up practicing law in favor of investment work. He declined to be interviewed for the record.
Jeb Stuart Magruder
The former White House aide and deputy director of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) received his master of divinity degree last June and is finishing work on his master of theology degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. Magruder will then take a position as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, Calif. At Princeton Magruder worked as a part-time chaplain (without pay) in a hospital, did counseling and adult education work, served as assistant to the pastor of the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princet Ss fatheron and read heavily in the works of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
Magruder's wife, Gail, also is studying to become a Presbyterian minister and has one more year to go before completing work on her degree.
Robert H. Bork
The solicitor general of the United States at the time of the Saturday Night Massacre, Bork ultimately fired Special Prosecutor Cox after Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned rather than carry out Nixon's order--conveyed through White House chief of staff Alexander M. Haig--to fire Cox. Bork, the third in command at the Justice Department, became acting attorney general and carried out Nixon's directive, firing Cox and abolishing the special prosecutor's office--a step reversed by overwhelming public outcry. Bork now is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, appointed by Ronald Reagan.
The first Watergate special prosecutor, fired during the Saturday Night Massacre, is at Harvard Law School, where he is Carl M. Loeb university professor.
The second Watergate special prosecutor, who resigned after Richard M. Nixon's resignation but before the Watergate cover-up trial, is practicing law in Houston.
The former chief counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee is back at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses in criminal justice and professional responsibility and directs the appellate litigation clinic. He also takes two or three cases a year sent to him by other lawyers looking for reversible error. Dash's proudest recent accomplishment was the reversal in a unanimous verdict of a first-degree murder conviction by the Delaware Supreme Court.
Sam J. Ervin Jr.
The old country lawyer, who retired from the Senate in 1975, is in his home town of Morganton, N.C., where he says he "practices a little bit of law," reads and writes. He has written two books--"Freedom Against Tyranny," an account of some of his constitutional battles in the Senate, and "Humor of a Country Lawyer" --but he hasn't been able to get a publisher for either yet. "It's not the best time to sell a manuscript," he observed.
Ervin, 85, goes to his Morganton law office every day. He was on the lecture circuit for a while. "I don't do as much as I did because I have arthritis in my foot, and I don't like walking through these airports," he said. Besides taking an occasional case, when another lawyer comes to him for assistance, Ervin says he reads-- history, biography, books on public policy issues. Right now, he said, he is reading the second volume of Henry Kissinger's memoirs. He has not been fishing yet this year. "I'm waiting for an indication that the fish will cooperate with me and I haven't gotten an indication yet."
Anthony T. Ulasewicz
The Runyanesque former policeman from New York City who did undercover investigations for the Nixon White House, Ulasewicz provided comic relief at the Watergate hearings with his accounts of how he distributed hush money to the original Watergate defendants. Ulasewicz now is living with his wife in a house on Lake Sacandaga in Day, N.Y. Asked what he does in the winter, Ulasewicz said, "Freeze."
Although he still has his private investigator's license, Ulasewicz said he has spent the last two years working on a book--working title: "Tony U.: Private Investigator"--about his years as a policeman in New York and his Watergate exploits. His New York career included time in the Bureau of Special Services--the "red squad" of the NYPD--and undercover work, which he said he discusses in the book. As far as Watergate is concerned, he said he offers his opinion on who "Deep Throat" is (a composite). He is now about to look for a publisher.
As for his White House days: "I did 80 investigations in three and a half years for the White House, and nobody knew I was there. These guys," he said disdainfully of E. Howard Hunt Jr. and G. Gordrincet Ss fatheron Liddy, "come aboard and blew the whole country apart in three months."
After being prosecuted and convicted on a federal charge of failure to report sums of money he received--the money he received and paid out as hush money--Ulasewicz received one year's unsupervised probation. He wants to re-open the case based on new evidence. "I was in the army and had a service number. I have a Social Security number. Then I was on the police and had a badge number. I was proud to be a policeman. The only thing I don't like is having a 'B' number (arrest number). So I'm not giving up on that."
Otherwise, Ulasewicz says, looking back: "I would do it all over again. I have no regrets."
Richard M. Nixon
The only president to resign maintains a New York office and lives in Saddle River, N.J.