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One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies
One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Sunday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a stroke. Jeffrey H. Hull of the Hull Funeral Home in Danbury confirmed his death. Magruder — the politically active head of two small Los Angeles cosmetics companies and the Southern California coordinator for the 1968 Nixon campaign — was appointed as a special assistant to the president in 1969 to manage White House public relations operations. In 1971, Magruder left his...

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