By the time Watergate was unfolding, I had been practicing law for thirteen years, and by most standards I had achieved success. I had married my high school sweetheart, Fran, and we were raising a son. We had everything we could ask for: my highly rewarding professional life, a large comfortable home in a beautiful neighborhood, all the material things we wanted, a healthy and well-rounded eleven-year-old son, and lots of friends and close family in Houston.

It was a kind of picture-book life, while it lasted.


In the late 1960s, I was one of the leading partners in the law firm, on the Operating Committee, and among the top producers ...

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