G. Gordon Liddy

Editor’s Notebook: As G. Gordon Liddy put it, ‘Ye suckers!’

Let’s take the Northern Virginia Sun wayback machine to this week in 1967 for coverage of some state news. The paper reported that a state study group, the kind legislatures empanel to do their dirty work, wants Virginia leaders to eliminate the cigarette tax. As the panel noted, the tax had been introduced on a “temporary” basis in 1960, but had yet to rescinded.
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How G. Gordon Liddy Bungled Watergate With an Office-Supply Request

The story of Operation Gemstone, his totally bonkers, Nazi-themed dirty tricks wish list. Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) is the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology Program and a former editor of Politico Magazine. He can be reached at This essay been excerpted from his new...

What G. Gordon Liddy taught me about civil disagreement

The scene was surreal: It was in the early 1990s, and I was playing the piano in our living room for a room full of people after dinner and dessert. Standing next to me, singing, was a person whom, in the post-Watergate years of the 1970s and ’80s, I considered to be evil incarnate, a criminal without remorse who committed crimes and dirty tricks to reelect Richard Nixon as president. It was G. Gordon Liddy, who died Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 90.

Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy dies at age 90

(Reuters) - G. Gordon Liddy, a brash former FBI agent who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime that began the unraveling of Richard Nixon’s presidency, died on Tuesday at the age of 90. Liddy, who parlayed his Watergate infamy into a 20-year career as a conservative talk-radio host,...

G. Gordon Liddy, Mastermind Behind Watergate Burglary, Dies at 90

The Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Liddy hosts his conservative talk radio show on WJFK in Washington, Jan. 26, 1998. (Andrea Mohin/The New York Times) G. Gordon Liddy, a cloak-and-dagger lawyer who masterminded dirty tricks for the White House and concocted the bungled burglary that led to the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974, died Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He was 90.

Watergate coordinator G. Gordon Liddy dies at 90

March 30 (UPI) -- G. Gordon Liddy, known best for engineering the bungled break-in that led to the Watergate scandal, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 90. Liddy's son Thomas P. Liddy said his father died at the home of his daughter Alexandra Liddy Bourne in Vernon, Va. He told The New York Times that his father had Parkinson's disease and had been in declining health.