1931 – 2012
Who was Charles Colson?
Once known as President Nixon's "hatchet man," Colson gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate scandal, for being named as one of the Watergate Seven, and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. In 1974, he served seven months in the federal Maxwell Prison in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.
Colson became a Christian in 1973. His mid-life conversion to Christianity sparked a radical life change that led to the founding of his non-profit ministry Prison Fellowship and to a focus on Christian worldview teaching and training. Colson was also a public speaker and the author of more than 30 books.
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- Oct 16, 1931
- Episcopal Church
- Southern Baptist Convention
- United States of America
- Brown University
- George Washington University
- The George Washington University Law School
- Lived in
- Apr 21, 2012
on July 23, 2013
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