John Ehrlichman Biography
John Ehrlichmanformer government official, author
Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash.
President Nixon's domestic affairs advisor (1969–73) who was one of several White House officials imprisoned for involvement in the Watergate scandal (1976–78). After serving 18 months in jail, he became a writer and a syndicated radio news commentator. A graduate of Stanford University School of Law (1951), Ehrlichman was a partner in a Seattle law firm before signing on as tour director of Nixon's presidential campaign in 1968. He was Presidential Counsel (1968) and then Presidential Assistant for Domestic Affairs (1969). One of Nixon's closest aides, Ehrlichman resigned after the Watergate scandal and was convicted of conspiracy and perjury in 1975.Died: 2/14/1999