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Howard Hunt Edit Profile

also known as E. Howard Hunt, Everette Howard Hunt Jr.

writer , intelligence agent

Howard Hunt, American writer, former intelligence agent. Guggenheim fellow, 1946. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1940-1942; to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member Time-Life Alumni Society, Veterans of Office of Strategic Services.

Background

Hunt, Howard was born on October 9, 1918 in Hamburg, New York, United States. Son of Everette Howard and Ethel Jean (Totterdale) Hunt.

Education

Bachelor, Brown University, 1940.

Career

War correspondent Life magazine, 1943. Screenwriter, 1947-1948. Joined Central Intelligence Agency, 1949, attaché Paris, 1948-1949, Vienna, 1949-1950, station chief Mexico City, 1950-1953, political officer Far East Command Tokyo, 1954-1956, 1st secretary, consul Montevideo, Uruguay, 1957-1960, retired, 1970.

Vice president, director Robert R. Mullen & Company, Washington, 1970-1972. Consultant to President The White House, 1971-1972.

Achievements

  • Achieved notoriety for being a leader of the Nixon White House "Plumbers" team who were arrested during an attempted burglary at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972. Hunt served 33 months in prison after being convicted on charges of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping. The scandal surrounding the Watergate break-in and its subsequent cover-up ultimately resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1940-1942. To 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member Time-Life Alumni Society, Veterans of Office of Strategic Services.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Dorothy L. Wetzel, September 7, 1949 (deceased December 8, 1972). Children: Lisa Tiffany, Kevan Totterdale, Howard, David. Married Laura E. Martin, 1977.

Children: Austin Dairing, Hollis.

father:
Everette Howard Hunt

mother:
Ethel Jean (Totterdale) Hunt

spouses:
Laura E. Martin

Dorothy L. Wetzel

children:
Austin Dairing Hunt

Howard Hunt

Hollis Hunt

David Hunt

Lisa Tiffany Hunt

Kevan Totterdale Hunt