45 years ago today - Jul 28, 1974

This evening the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives votes to approve the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon. The only Mormon on the committee, Democrat Wayne Owens of Utah, votes for all three. As the final act of the Watergate break-in scandal, Nixon resigns within days rather than wait for the certain impeachment by the entire House and the conviction-expulsion by the Senate. Mormon D. Todd Christofferson is a clerk for the Watergate trial judge John J. Sirica throughout the Watergate proceedings, and becomes a general authority in 1993.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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