Egil Krogh—integrity intact

The conscience of a Nixon White House "plumber."

Thirty Years Ago this summer, Egil "Bud" Krogh, a very young, very intense White House lawyer, was directed to form the "plumbers"—Richard Nixon's secret special investigations unit, charged with stopping leaks of top-secret information.

While Krogh became an icon of that cynical era—the first White House aide sentenced to prison as a result of the Watergate crimes—the headlines faded before they captured the larger, perhaps more telling spiritual story of a citizen's redemption and his crusade for integrity in government and business.

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