Short John Dean Bio
"Before becoming Counsel to the President of the United States in July 1970 at age thirty-one, John Dean was Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He served as Richard Nixon's White House lawyer for a thousand days.
He did his undergraduate studies at Colgate University and the College of Wooster, with majors in English Literature and Political Science. He received a graduate fellowship from American University to study government and the presidency, before entering Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his JD in 1965.
John has written many articles and essays on law, government and politics. He has recounted his days in the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books, Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). He is often called upon by newspapers, national magazines, and television news for information and comments relating to Watergate, presidential politics, and White House activities.
John lives in Beverly Hills, California with his wife Maureen. He works as writer, lecturer and private investment banker. He recently sold his screenplay "The Pentagon Papers" to Turner Television and and has just published "The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court." Find Law. [Dean's chart data courtesy of Lois Rodden. AA=BC].
June 17, 2002 Release Date:
Former Nixon counsel tries again to out 'Deep Throat'
The Associated Press, Nando Times,
SAN FRANCISCO (May 1, 2002 7:40 a.m. EDT) - Thirty years after the 1972 Watergate break-in, former White House counsel John Dean intends to publish an electronic book revealing who he believes is "Deep Throat," the anonymous informant who helped unseat President Nixon.
San Francisco-based online magazine Salon will offer the e-book June 17, managing editor Scott Rosenberg said Tuesday. Dean previously has written political commentary and book reviews for Salon.com.
"Obviously, he has strong personal interest in the subject," Rosenberg said. "After a lot of careful research that he details in the book, he's pretty certain he knows who it was." It won't be the first time Dean has postulated on the identity of Deep Throat. In 1975, Dean said in a speech in Natchitoches, La., that it was Earl J. Silbert, one of the original Watergate prosecutors. Silbert laughed at the idea.
In a 1982 book, "Lost Honor," Dean said Deep Throat had to be Alexander M. Haig, who was the No. 2 aide to Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council and later Nixon's chief of staff. Haig denied it.
Testimony from Dean against Nixon also helped uncover the Republican president's efforts to obstruct justice to hide his involvement in the break-in of the Democratic National Committee's headquarters and subsequent cover-up. Rosenberg said Dean opted to publish his findings electronically because he wanted to turn the story around quickly. He would not discuss the book's contents or the nature of the research.. . ."