The Watergate players

Sen. Howard Baker: Vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee. During the committee's proceedings, Baker asked: "What did the president know, and when did he know it?" Retired from Senate in 1985.

Robert Bork: Acting attorney general who fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Later nominated by President Reagan for Supreme Court but rejected by Democrats. Now a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute.

Pat Buchanan: Nixon speechwriter and opposition researcher linked in a memo to "dirty tricks" to harass and embarrass Democrats. Now an author and TV political commentator.

Archibald Cox: First special prosecutor named in the Watergate investigation. His dismissal, and the resignations of those who were ordered by the president to fire him, became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre." Died in 2004.

Charles Colson: Served seven months in prison for obstruction of justice in Watergate abuses. Founded Prison Fellowship Ministries. Now a syndicated radio host.

John Dean: Former White House counsel. Spent four months in prison for his role in the Watergate cover-up. Now a lecturer and writer in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Sen. Bob Dole: National chairman of Republican Party. In September 1973, introduced unsuccessful Senate resolution to stop live TV coverage of Watergate hearings. After unsuccessful runs for presidency, retired from Senate. Has lived at the Watergate complex since 1972.

John Ehrlichman: Directed the White House "Plumbers" unit. Convicted of perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice, serving 18 months in prison. Died in 1999.

Sen. Sam Ervin: Chairman of the Senate Watergate committee. Died in 1985.

H.R. Haldeman: Nixon's chief of staff. Convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Spent 18 months in prison for his role in Watergate. Died in 1993.

E. Howard Hunt: Former CIA operative who organized bugging of Democratic headquarters in the Watergate. Served 33 months in prison. Lives in Florida.

G. Gordon Liddy: Former FBI agent, helped plan the Watergate break-in. Spent more than four years in prison. Radio host and novelist.

Jeb Magruder: Nixon's deputy campaign director and deputy communications director. Charged with perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Spent seven months in prison. Became Presbyterian minister, retiring in 1998.

James McCord: Former CIA and FBI officer arrested on night of Watergate burglary with four other men. Told Judge John Sirica that the White House knew of the break-in and tried to cover it up.

John Mitchell: Nixon's former law partner and attorney general who resigned to run re-election campaign. Linked to secret campaign fund that paid for the Watergate burglary. Served 19 months in prison. Died in 1988.

President Nixon: Elected in 1968 and 1972, the 37th president became the first to resign when he stepped down Aug. 8, 1974. Wrote numerous books about foreign affairs, his life and political career. Died in 1994 at age 81.

Charles Ruff: The fourth and final special prosecutor to investigate the Watergate break-in and cover-up. As White House counsel, Ruff defended President Clinton during his impeachment trial. Died in 2000.

Donald Segretti: Ran a campaign of political sabotage against the Democrats for Nixon's re-election effort. Served 4 ½ years in prison for distributing false campaign material, including false literature about Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, D-Wash.

Earl Silbert: As U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Silbert prosecuted many of the president's men. Now a partner in a national law firm, Silbert represented former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay during the investigation of the corporation's financial collapse.

John Sirica: Chief judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Nicknamed "Maximum John" for his tough sentences. Ordered Nixon to turn over audiotapes to Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and congressional investigators. U.S. Supreme Court upheld his ruling in July 1974, spurring Nixon's resignation in the face of impeachment. Died in 1992.

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