Death of Sen. Howard Baker, Jr.

November 15, 1925 - June 26, 2014
District Of Columbia | Age 88

Former TN U.S. Senator dies at 88
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CONNIE CASS, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

Repeated over and again in the senator's mild Tennessee drawl, those words guided Americans through the tangle of Watergate characters and charges playing daily on TV to focus squarely on Richard Nixon and his role in the cover-up.

Baker's famous question has been dusted off for potential White House...

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