Jeb Stuart Magruder

Jeb Stuart Magruder

Author + Businessman + Civil Servant
Born Nov 5, 1934

Jeb Stuart Magruder is an American businessman, author, Presbyterian minister, and former civil servant. A junior staffer with Richard Nixon's Committee to Re-Elect the President, he pled guilty to conspiracy and served time in a federal prison as a result of his participation in the Watergate affair. His accounts of Richard Nixon's involvement in that affair have changed and contradicted themselves several times over the years. He is also a published writer.… Read More

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  • Doj Mulls Response To Request For Watergate Wiretap Records
    The Blog of Legal Times - May 04, 2012
  • Clay T. Whitehead, Guide Of Policy That Helped Cable Tv, Is Dead At 69
    NYTimes - Jul 31, 2008
  • National Briefing | Midwest; Ohio: Jeb Magruder Pleads Guilty In Crashes
    NYTimes - Feb 01, 2008
  • The Devil Sells Prada
    NYTimes - Aug 19, 2007


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jeb Stuart Magruder.


1934 Birth Born on November 5, 1934.


1958 - 1959 2 More Events
1960 25 Years Old …  He became involved there as a campaign manager for the Republican Party during the 1960 election campaign, working as chairman of an urban ward.
1962 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Magruder moved to Chicago for his MBA studies. Afterward he shifted from IBM to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. In Chicago he remained involved with the Republican Party. His first major political job was managing the successful 1962 primary campaign of Donald Rumsfeld for the Republican nomination to the United States House of Representatives, preparing for the election in Illinois' 13th congressional district. … Read More
1963 28 Years Old Magruder became involved with the Illinois organization of the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign in late 1963, but became disillusioned with Goldwater's political views.


1966 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He worked briefly as campaign manager for Richard Ogilvie's 1966 campaign for president of the Cook County Board of Supervisors. … Read More
1967 - 1968 2 More Events
1969 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Magruder entered partnership during early 1969 with two other entrepreneurs to start two new businesses, and became president and chief executive officer of these firms.
1971 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Magruder served in the White House until the spring of 1971, when he left to manage the Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP, also known as CREEP), first as Director.
He served Nixon in various capacities, including helping manage the president's highly successful 1972 re-election campaign. … Read More
1973 38 Years Old 1 More Event
During April 1973, Magruder began cooperating with federal prosecutors.
1974 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1974 he published an account of the Watergate affair. … Read More


1976 41 Years Old After the Watergate scandal, Magruder left politics and business. He wrote about his passage, publishing From Power to Peace in 1976, about his deepening Christian faith after the scandal.
1981 46 Years Old He went to graduate school, earning a Master of Divinity from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1981, and becoming ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
1983 48 Years Old He served as associate minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, California and First Community Church of Columbus, Ohio. (While there, Magruder chaired that city's Commission on Ethics and Values for a time.) In May 1983, President Ronald Reagan turned down a request from Magruder for a presidential pardon.


1987 52 Years Old Magruder married Patricia Newton on February 28, 1987, in Columbus, Ohio. They were divorced in May 2003.
1990 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990 Magruder was called as senior pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington, Kentucky.


1995 60 Years Old In 1995, Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones reinstated Magruder's right to campaign for public office in the state.
In 2003 Magruder was interviewed again, by PBS researchers and the Associated Press. … Read More
2007 72 Years Old On July 23, 2007, Magruder was hospitalized after crashing his car into a motorcycle and a truck on State Route 315 in Columbus. … Read More
2008 73 Years Old Magruder pleaded guilty in January 2008 to a charge of reckless operation stemming from the crashes with two vehicles in July. … Read More
2014 80 Years Old Magruder died in Danbury, Connecticut at age 79 on May 11, 2014 due to complications from a stroke.
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