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H. R. Haldeman

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman

Full Name: Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman
Profession: Nixon's White House Chief of Staff

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: H. R. Haldemen served 18 months in prison after been convicted on charges of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice for trying to cover up Richard Nixon's administrations' involvement in the Watergate scandal.

Haldeman himself protested that his knowledge of the cover-up was nothing compared to those such as Charles W. Colson his friend John D. Ehrlichman.

Haldeman, with a back ground in advertising was known for his brash uncompromising style. He first worked for Richard Nixon in 1956 on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's re-election campaign and then again in 1960 against John F. Kennedy. He became Nixon's Chief of Staff at the White House on Nixon's election to the presidency in 1968.

Born: October 27, 1926
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 11, 1993 (aged 67)

Historical Events

  • 1972-06-23 US President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
  • 1973-04-30 US President Nixon announces the resignation of H. R. Haldeman, Ehrlichman and others
  • 1975-01-01 H. R. Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes
  • 1975-02-21 Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • 1977-05-23 US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell
  • 1977-06-21 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison
  • 1978-12-20 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff released from jail

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