The Richard W. Smith Lecture Series

John Dean

Authoritarian Personalities:
Their Danger to Our Society

September 21,  2011  / 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room / Sierra Hall 451


John Dean and Dick Smith

John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) was a White House Counsel to United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973.

As White House Counsel, he became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover up. He pleaded guilty to a single felony count in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution.

Dean is currently an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics, strongly critical of conservatism and the Republican Party, and a registered Independent who supported
the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Dean's nine books include the New York Times bestsellers Worse than Watergate and Conservatives Without Conscience

(This biographical information was taken from Wikipedia.)




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