Watergate figure, Christian leader Chuck Colson dies
April 21st, 2012
04:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Watergate figure, Christian leader Chuck Colson dies

(CNN) – Chuck Colson, a Watergate-era "hatchet man" for President Richard Nixon who became an influential evangelical leader after serving time in prison, died Saturday afternoon, according to his website. He was 80.

His death came just over three weeks after Colson "was overcome by dizziness" while speaking at a conference and rushed to a northern Virginia hospital. Surgeons operated on him for two hours for a brain hemorrhage.


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  1. r charles

    shame to call him a hatchet man

    April 21, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    An evangelical hatchet man - ha ha ha ha ha - sound like a compassionate conservative (with a prison record).

    April 21, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. Thomas

    May he find peace !

    April 22, 2012 04:41 am at 4:41 am |