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G. Gordon Liddy

G. Gordon LiddyAKA George Gordon Battle Liddy

Born: 30-Nov-1930
Birthplace: Hoboken, NJ
Died: 30-Mar-2021
Location of death: Fairfax County, VA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Deist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Watergate criminal, talk-show-host

Military service: US Army (1952-54, Korean War, artillery)

Responsible for the arrest of Timothy Leary in Duchess County, NY; later in life the two went on the lecture circuit together.

[1] G. Gordon Liddy, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1991), page 139: "My agnosticism is a poor substitute for the faith I no longer have to give to my children. It's sad to realize those [Roman Catholic] rituals no longer exist to be passed on; like the scent of burning leaves in autumn, they, too, have been banned and are gone with the wind." We conclude from that passage that he is no longer a Roman Catholic. But despite his admission of agnosticism, in other parts of his autobiography he does admit to a belief in a higher being. Page 54: "And there would even come a day when I did not fear God either."

Father: Sylvester J. Liddy
Mother: Maria Abbaticchio
Sister: Margaret (younger)
Wife: Frances Ann Purcell (m. 9-Nov-1957)
Daughter: Alexandra Liddy Bourne ("Sandy", b. 1958)
Daughter: Grace (b. Mar-1960)
Son: James (b. Apr-1961)
Son: Thomas (b. Jul-1962)
Son: Raymond J. Liddy (b. Oct)

    High School: St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark, NJ (1948)
Fordham University (1952)
    Law School: Fordham University (1957)

    Watergate Scandal
    Pentagon Papers
    Committee to Re-Elect the President
    FBI employee 1957-62
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    National Conservative Campaign Fund National Advisory Board
    Burglary 2 charges
    Contempt of Court
    Contempt of Congress
    Took the Fifth (26-Mar-1973)
    Converted to Atheism from Catholicism 1960s
    Assisted by the ACLU amicus briefs (4-Jan-1973, 21-Jun-1973)
    Inmate: Danbury Prison 1973 to 6-Jan-1977
    Inmate: Allenwood Federal Prison 7-Jan-1977 to 20-Aug-1977
    Pardoned sentence commuted from 20 years to 8 by President Jimmy Carter (12-Apr-1977)
    Hunger Strike at Allenwood (16-Aug-1977 to 21-Aug-1977)
    Inmate: Danbury Prison 22-Aug-1977 to 7-Sep-1977
    Pied apple pie, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC (1977)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Birther Movement
    Irish Ancestry
    Italian Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Asthma, Appendicitis

    The U.S. vs John Lennon (31-Aug-2006) · Himself
    Rules of Engagement (31-Mar-2000) [VOICE]
    The Last Party (27-Aug-1993) · Himself
    Camp Cucamonga (23-Sep-1990)
    When Nature Calls (13-Sep-1985) · Himself

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G. Gordon Liddy

Author of books:
Out of Control (1979, novel)
The Monkey Handlers (1-Sep-1990, novel)
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1-Jan-1997, memoir)
When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country (Oct-2002, nonfiction)

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