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E. Howard Hunt
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    (October 9, 1918-January 23, 2007)
    Born in Hamburg, New York
    Served in the CIA (1949-70)
    Member of the White House 'Plumbers' (1971-72)
    Spent 33 months in prison for burglary, wiretapping and conspiracy for his role in the Watergate scandal (1974-77)
    Wrote 80 novels
    The 'E.' stands for 'Everette.'
    State Department official Samuel F. Hart described him as 'totally self-absorbed, totally amoral and a danger to himself and anyone around him.'
    He devised the CIA plan to overthrow Guatemala's democratically-elected president Jacobo Arbanez (1954).
    He was one of the planners of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion (1961).
    He said he retired from the CIA when it became 'infested with Democrats.'
    He headed the teams that broke into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate hotel.
    On the Watergate tapes John Dean complained, 'We're being blackmailed… Hunt is now demanding another $72,000 for personal expenses and another $50,000 to pay his attorney's fees.'
    When his wife died, she was carrying $10,000 cash in hush money.
    He filed for bankruptcy (1997).
    He was wounded while serving with the Navy in World War II.
    He was a dedicated anti-Communist.
    He claims he prevented Arbanez from being executed by telling his captors to let him go into exile.
    His wife Dorothy died in a plane crash (December 8, 1972)
    Fellow Watergate conspirator Charles Colson said, 'I think the CIA killed Dorothy Hunt.'
    After Watergate, he launched a successful career as an author of spy novels.

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