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(FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2008 file photo, Jeb Magruder is interviewed by The Associated Press) in Columbus, Ohio. Magruder, an aide to President Nixon who spent seven months in prison for his role in covering up the 1972 break-in at Washington's Watergate complex, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, due to complications from a stroke. He was 79. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder has died
First Published May 16 2014 11:54 am • Last Updated May 16 2014 12:06 pm

Danbury, Conn. • Jeb Stuart Magruder, the man who claimed to have heard President Richard Nixon order the Watergate break-in, has died. He was 79.

Jeff Hull, owner of Hull Funeral Service in Danbury, Connecticut, says Magruder died May 11 of complications from a stroke.

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Magruder was a businessman who became Nixon’s deputy campaign director and then served in the Republican president’s administration.

He spent seven months in prison for lying about the involvement of Nixon’s re-election committee in the 1972 break-in at Washington’s Watergate complex. The burglary eventually led to the president’s resignation.

Magruder later became a minister serving in California, Ohio and Kentucky, and a church fundraising consultant. In 2003, he moved to suburban Columbus, Ohio.




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