The Watergate Seven

The Watergate Seven was a group of men involved in the scandal who were advisors and aides to President Nixon. The members were indicted by a grand jury on March 1, 1974.

President Richard M. Nixon was named by the jury as a co-conspirator, but was not indicted. This marked the first time in U.S. history for a president to be labeled by this term.




Charles Colson

Colson was the former White House counsel specializing in political affairs and was involved with the Committee to Re-elect the President. He was very dedicated in his work at the CRP and is reported have once said "I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon." Full Colson Segment

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John Ehrlichman

Ehrlichman was the former assistant to Nixon in charge of domestic affairs. He created the infamous "plumbers" group that was at the center of the scandal. Full Ehrlichman Segment

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H.R. Haldeman

Known as "The Brush" because of his characteristic flat top haircut, Haldeman was both Whitehouse Chief of Staff and a close friend to President Nixon. In one phone conversation between the two, Nixon reportedly said to Haldeman "I love you, as you know, like a brother." Full Haldeman Segment

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Robert Mardian

Mardian served as both an aide to John N. Mitchell and the counsel to the Committee to Re-elect the President in 1972. His conviction was overturned on appeal.

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John N. Mitchell

A former U.S. Attorney General, Mitchell served as director of Nixon's 1966 and 1972 election campaigns. He was the first Attorney General to be convicted and imprisoned due to illegal activities. Full Mitchell Segment

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Kenneth Parkinson

Parkinson worked as a counsel for the CRP. He was acquitted at the trial.

Gordon C. Strachan

Strachan served as the White House aide to H.R. Haldeman, his liason at the CRP. He enjoyed a fate somewhat luckier than some of the other seven. Strachan was indicted along with the other six men, but charges against him were dropped before the trial.

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