Death of Leonard Garment

May 11, 1924 - July 13, 2013
New York, New York | Age 89

Ex-Nixon adviser dies in NY at 89
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DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard Garment, a lawyer who was a friend and adviser to President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to destroy tapes of his conversations, has died at age 89.

Garment, who had been ill, died Saturday at his Manhattan home, his wife, Suzanne Garment, said Monday.

Garment and Nixon met when Nixon joined the law firm where Garment was a partner in 1963. The two men became close, and Garment...

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