Anderson, Jack (1922–)

JACK ANDERSON IS a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, author, and public speaker. A former missionary, Anderson's career as an investigative reporter began in the early 1950s when he teamed with the most famous muckraking journalist of his day, Drew Pearson.

Anderson's most notable encounter with whitecollar crime took place during the Watergate era (1972–74). Anderson had reported on several scandals involving President Richard Nixon, which landed Anderson at the top of Nixon's infamous Enemies List. As a result, a plan emerged by the Plumbers (a secret covert-operations unit within the White House) to have Anderson murdered. Gordon Liddy, the Plumbers' chief fanatic, finally backed-off of the plan to assassinate Anderson because it was deemed impractical.

Upon taking office, the Nixon administration dispatched an allegedly Mafia-connected attorney, Murray ...

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