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John Dean

Born: Oct 14, 1938

Birthplace: Akron

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John Dean

Date of Birth : Oct 14, 1938
Birth Place : Akron

John Wesley Dean III served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. In this position, he became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover-up. He was referred to as the "master manipulator of the cover-up" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He pleaded guilty to a single felony count, in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution. This ultimately resulted in a reduced prison sentence, which he served at Fort Holabird outside Baltimore, Maryland. Dean is currently an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics, strongly critical of conservatism and the Republican Party, and is a registered Independent who supported the efforts to impeach President George W. Bush.


  • Lawyer
  • Author

Also known as

  • John W. Dean
  • John Wesley Dean III


  • Maureen Dean
  • Karla Hennings
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