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John Dean

Short Biography

John Dean is known as a former attorney who served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon. He is most famous for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

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John Wesley Dean III was born on October 14, 1938 in Akron, Ohio. He went to Colgate University in Hamilton, New York) and after that the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he got a four year degree in 1961. He got a law degree from Georgetown University in 1965.

Career as a Attorney

Dean ended up with national consideration in 1972, when Nixon named him to head an extraordinary examination concerning possible inclusion of White House faculty in the Watergate scandal. As was later uncovered, he wouldn't issue a proposed invented report denying concealment, and when ramifications of White House inclusion wound up more concrete, Dean started telling government examiners what he knew.

Nixon terminated Dean on April 30, 1973. After two months Dean affirmed freely before the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, clarifying in extraordinary detail how White House authorities including the president had blocked justice to cover their participation in the occasions following the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Dean was convicted of obstruction of justice and served four months in jail for his role in the Watergate embarrassment.

In June 2019, the former Nixon White House counsel said that he was happy to be regarded as a foe by President Trump. The current CNN contributor was attacked by Trump insults like "loser for many years" and a "sleazebag attorney." "I think he was disbarred and he went to prison. Other than that, he's doing a great job," Trump said about Dean. Dean said he was happy to be the enemy of man so hated just like he was the enemy of Nixon.

Marriage & Child

John Dean has just a single child, John Wesley Dean IV. John IV was born to John and his first spouse, Karla Ann Hennings. John Wesley Dean IV graduated from Denison University, where he was with Phi Beta Kappa, and later got a MBA.

John Dean is currently married to Maureen Dean. H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's head of staff, said in 1973 that it was likely John Dean's solid sexual life with his significant other that kept him sane during his time working for Nixon. Maureen revealed to People Magainze that the worry of Watergate fortified their marriage.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 14 Oct, 1938
Age: 81 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Akron
Gender: Male
Description: American lawyer, politician
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Last Modified: May 9 2020
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