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H. R. Haldeman
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4th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 1969 – April 30, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by

Wilton Persons
as 3rd White House Chief of Staff

James Robert Jones
as Appointments Secretary
Succeeded by Alexander Haig
Personal details
Harry Robbins Haldeman

(1926-10-27)October 27, 1926
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Died November 12, 1993(1993-11-12) (aged 67)
Santa Barbara, California,
United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joanne Horton
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Profession Advertising Executive

Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman (better known as H. R. Haldeman; October 27, 1926 – November 12, 1993) was an American political aide and businessman. He served as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon. He was involved in the Watergate scandal.

Early life

Haldeman was born on October 27, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Watergate scandal

His role in the Watergate cover-up precipitated his resignation from government. Haldeman was tried on counts of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Haldeman was found guilty and imprisoned for 18 months. Upon his release he returned to private life and was a successful businessman until his death from cancer in 1993.


Haldeman died on November 12, 1993 in Santa Barbara, California from stomach cancer, aged 67.

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