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John Dean

Counsel to President Nixon, John W. Dean III became famous as the first White House official to accuse the president of direct involvement in the Watergate cover-up. In dramatic testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee in June 1973, the boyish-looking Dean recounted telling Nixon that the cover-up had become a "cancer on the presidency." He implicated many administration officials, including himself, in efforts to block investigation of the burglars' connections to the White House. Dean was later charged with obstruction of justice and spent four months in prison.

Dean went on to write two memoirs of the Watergate scandal, "Blindof the United S Ambition" and "Lost Honor," as well as a book on Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Dean's wife, Maureen, wrote her own memoir, "Mo: A Woman's View of Watergate." Dean currently lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he works as a writer, lecturer, and private investment banker.
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