Watergate figure Jeb Stuart Magruder dies at 79

 

Lexington Herald-Leader

Jeb Stuart Magruder, an aide to President Richard Nixon who went to prison for his role in covering up the 1972 Watergate break-in and later served as a pastor in Lexington, died in Danbury, Conn., on Sunday due to complications from a stroke. He was 79.

Magruder was senior minister of Lexington's First Presbyterian Church at 171 Market Street from November 1990 to May 1998.

The church decided to hire Magruder despite the national notoriety surrounding his participation in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington that came to be known as Watergate.

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