Egil Krogh is confirmed dead at the age of 80.
Egil was best known as a American lawyer.
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Egil Krogh, Nixon ‘Plumber’ who authorized a pre-Watergate break-in, dies at 80
The Cautionary Tale Of Egil Krogh
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Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh, lawyer jailed for his role in Watergate who also arranged for Elvis to meet Nixon in the Oval Off…
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Egil Krogh
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United States Under Secretary of Transportation
In office
February 2, 1973 – May 9, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byJames Beggs
Succeeded byJohn Barnum
Personal details
Born(1939-08-03)August 3, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJanuary 18, 2020(2020-01-18) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materPrincipia College (B.A.)
University of Washington (J.D.)
Watergate scandalWatergate complex
Events
List
Presidency of Richard Nixon
Timeline
Nixon White House tapes
Operation Sandwedge
Operation Gemstone
The 1972 presidential election
"Saturday Night Massacre"
"White House horrors"
Impeachment process against Richard Nixon
United States v. Nixon
Resignation speech
Inauguration of Gerald Ford
People
Watergate burglars
Bernard Barker
Virgilio Gonzalez
Eugenio Martínez
James W. McCord Jr.
Frank Sturgis
Groups
Master list of Nixon's political opponents
Nixon's Enemies List
Watergate Babies
Watergate Seven
White House Plumbers
CRP
Committee for the Re-Electionof the President (CRP)
Fred LaRue
Jeb Stuart Magruder
Robert Mardian
John N. Mitchell
Kenneth Parkinson
Hugh W. Sloan Jr.
Maurice Stans
White House
President Richard Nixon
Alexander Butterfield
Charles Colson
John Dean
John Ehrlichman
Gerald Ford
H. R. Haldeman
E. Howard Hunt
Egil Krogh
G. Gordon Liddy
Gordon C. Strachan
Rose Mary Woods
Judiciary
Archibald Cox
Leon Jaworski
John Sirica
Journalists
Carl Bernstein
Bob Woodward
Ben Bradlee
Howard Simons
Lesley Stahl
The Washington Post
Intelligence community
Mark Felt ("Deep Throat")
L. Patrick Gray
Richard Helms
James R. Schlesinger
Congress
Howard Baker
Sam Ervin
Peter W. Rodino
U.S. Senate Watergate Committee
Impeachment process
Related
Frank Wills (security guard)
James F. Neal (prosecutor)
All the President's Men (book, film)
The Final Days (book, film)
Dick (1999 film)
Mark Felt: The Man who BroughtDown the White House (2017 film)
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Egil "Bud" Krogh Jr. (August 3, 1939 – January 18, 2020) was an American lawyer who became infamous as an official of the Nixon Administration and who was imprisoned for his part in the Watergate Affair. He was Senior Fellow on Ethics and Leadership at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and Counselor to the Director at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership.
Contents
1 Education
2 Career
2.1 Special Investigation Unit
2.2 Elvis Presley
2.3 Private sector
3 Death
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Education
Krogh was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Josephine (Wooling) and Egil Einar Krogh, a businessman, and was raised in Seattle, Washington; his father was a Norwegian immigrant. He graduated with highest honors from Principia College, Elsah, Illinois in 1961. After service in the U.S. Navy as a communications officer aboard USS Yorktown (1962–1965), he graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1968.
Career
Krogh was employed by Hullin, Ehrlichman, Roberts and Hodge, the Seattle law firm of family friend John Ehrlichman, and joined Ehrlichman in the counsel's office of Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. After Nixon was elected, Krogh helped with the arrangements for the inauguration. Krogh joined the Nixon White House as an advisor on the District of Columbia and later served as liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. It was there he met G. Gordon Liddy.
Special Investigation Unit
Ehrlichman made Krogh head of the "Special Investigation Unit" in the White House, charged with investigating information given covertly to the press by administration staffers. Krogh and his associates were known familiarly as the "Plumbers"—a secret team of operatives charged with fixing "leaks." It was an unlikely choice: Krogh had a reputation as someone who obeyed the law so scrupulously that his friends gave him the ironic nickname "Evil Krogh". Theodore White would write "to put Egil Krogh in charge of a secret police operation was equivalent to making Frank Merriwell chief executive of a KGB squad." Krogh brought Liddy into his new office.
When the administration decided to pursue the Pentagon Papers leakers, it was Krogh who approved the September 1971 burglary of the office of Lewis Fielding, the psychiatrist seeing Daniel Ellsberg. Liddy and E. Howard Hunt would commit the actual break-in. Ironically, Ehrlichman, who himself went to prison for Watergate related crimes, would later write in his memoirs this was an example of "such doubtful personal judgment ... that it has to be said materially contributed to the demise of the Nixon administration." Krogh's employment with the SIU was terminated when he refused to authorize a wiretap.
When the Watergate scandal broke, Krogh was implicated. On November 30, 1973, Krogh pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to violate Fielding's civil rights and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. He was sentenced to six years in prison, though he served only four-and-a-half months. Krogh was disbarred by the Washington State Supreme Court in 1975. In 1977 he petitioned to be readmitted to the practice of law, based on his recognition and acceptance of his wrongdoing. This petition was rejected. Finally, in 1980, his petition was granted and he was reinstated to the practice of law.
Elvis Presley
During his time in the White House, Krogh was in charge of the impromptu visit of Elvis Presley on December 21, 1970. Presley had arrived at the gate with a letter for President Nixon requesting a personal meeting to discuss how he could help the government fight the drug trade. Because of Krogh's work regarding illegal drugs, he managed the visit. The meeting took place and Nixon gave Presley an actual narcotics agent badge. Krogh wrote a book about these events: The Day Elvis Met Nixon.
Private sector
In 1980, after being readmitted to the practice of law, Krogh became a partner at Krogh & Leonard in Seattle and provided legal, consulting, and mediation services to energy and other clients.
In 2007, Krogh and his son Matthew wrote the book Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House, and he was a frequent lecturer on the topic of legal ethics, having visited many schools, bar associations and other gatherings of lawyers and judges. As of 2014, he was a speaker at events where he talked about his experiences.
Death
Krogh died from heart failure in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2020 at age 80.
See also
Elvis & Nixon
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