- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 1
American attorney and government official, domestic affairs advisor to President Nixon from January 1969 until his resignation April 1973. He was disgraced and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate cover-up that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation.
He served in the U.S. Military 1943-1945, flying 26 bombing missions. Completing his law degree in 1951, he worked in private practice and taught law, 1967. He first worked on the Nixon campaign with his friend, Bob Haldeman, 1960. He and Haldeman were virtually indistinguishable by the public, known together as the "Berlin Wall" for the kind of palace guard they presented to shield Nixon. As a skilled coordinator of the Nixon Administration domestic programs, he was indispensable.
When the Watergate scandal came down, Ehrlichman was involved in the cover-up and went to trial December 1974. He was convicted of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and perjury, disbarred, deeply in debt and imprisoned from 10/18/1976 to 4/1978. After his release from prison, he quit politics and moved to Santa Fe, NM to write and work as a radio commentator.
He married 8/21/1949 and has five kids. After a divorce, he made a second marriage 11/02/1978. He wrote "The Company," 1976, then "The Whole Truth," 1979.
In his later years he suffered from diabetes, but died of natural causes 2/15/1999 at his home in Atlanta, GA.