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John Ehrlichman

John D. Ehrlichman (March 20, 1925 - February 14, 1999) was a close advisor to President Richard Nixon and a key figure in the Watergate scandal.

Ehrlichman won the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II. He graduated from Stanford University School of Law in 1951, and eventually became a partner in a Seattle law firm. He was a tour director during Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Following Nixon's victory, he became a member of the inner circle, one of the Nixon's closest advisors. He and close friend H. R. Haldeman were referred to jointly as "the germans."

As a result of Watergate, Ehrlichman resigned. He was convicted of conspiracy and perjury in 1975, for which he served 18 months in prison.

Following his release, he later became a talk-radio host. Ehrlichman died of diabetes complications in 1999.