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Charles Colson
Margaret “Midge” Costanza, the first woman to serve in the White House as assistant to the President, had never set foot in the White House before January 1977. She now works in the office occupied by Charles Colson when he worked for President Nixon. Midge is President Carter’s emissary to organized groups. Photo taken February 7, 1977. (UPI Photo/njp/Files)

Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson (born October 16, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts) was the Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973.

He was commonly named as one of the Watergate Seven, but was never charged with, or prosecuted for, any crime related to the Watergate break-in or its cover-up, although he did plead guilty to obstruction of justice in another case.

After extensively investigating Colson's activities relating to Watergate, Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski attempted to make a deal with Colson in which Colson would agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge relating to Watergate, in exchange for which Jaworski agreed to recommend that he not be sentenced to prison. Colson felt doing so would be pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit. Instead, Colson counter-offered. Colson told Jaworski that he would agree to plead guilty to the crime of obstruction of justice, not in relation to Watergate, but in relation to having attempted to smear Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg and damage his chances for a fair trial. Colson insisted also that Jaworski would not be constrained to recommend no prison time. At the sentencing, Judge Gerhard Gesell sentenced Colson to the maximum prison term permitted under federal law.

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