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Michael Douglas Caddy

Douglas Caddy , is an American attorney who was briefly counsel for the five men arrested for the burglaries, as well as two other men involved in the scandal, E. Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy.

Background

Caddy, Michael Douglas was born on March 23, 1938 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Frank Edward and Tabitha (Miles) Caddy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Svc., Georgetown University, 1960. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1966.Bar: District of Columbia 1970, Texas 1979. Practice in Washington and Texas.

Executive director Committee on Public Affairs, McGraw-Edison Company. New York City, 1960-1961. Assistant to lieutenant governor New York, 1962-1965.

Assistant to executive vice president National Association of Manufacturers, New York City, 1966-1967. Washington liaison General Foods Corporation, 1968-1970. Associate Gall, Lane, Powell & Kilcullen, 1970-1974.

Legislation counsel National Association Realtors, Washington, 1975-1976. Attorney Office Texas Secretary of State, 1980-1981.

Career

He served as national director for Young Americans for Freedom and had volunteered for the Committee to Re-elect the President. Caddy said that he also provided routine legal work for Hunt. Around 3 a.m. on the morning of July 17, 1972, Caddy stated that Hunt called him from an office in the Old Executive Office Building and said that they needed to talk.

The two men met at Caddy's house where Hunt's predicament became evident. Caddy never spoke in court for Hunt, Liddy, or the five burglars. Inexperienced in criminal law, he enlisted the help of a criminal attorney to represent the five burglars.

Liddy also retained Caddy's services on Hunt's advice. Citing Attorney–client privilege, Caddy refused to divulge to government investigators who arranged legal counsel for the burglars. Eleven days after the burglaries, Judge John Sirica of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia subpoenaed him to testify before a grand jury.

Refusing to do so, he was found in contempt of court. Caddy alleged that judges and prosecutors attempted to manipulate him because he was gay. An appeals court eventually upheld his right to refuse to testify.

Caddy was portrayed by the character "Markham" in the 1976 film All the President's Men. As of 2005, Caddy was a private practice attorney in Houston, Texas.

Membership

Member Republican County Committee, New York City, 1965-1966. National director Young Americans for Freedom, 1960-1962. Member of Federal Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, National Trust History Preservation, People for American Way, Supreme Court History Society, National Council Crime and Delinquency, International Platform Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Economic Association, Association Former Intelligence Officers, American Judicature Society, Stonewall Lawyers Association Houston, Houston Bar Association, Tikkun Community.

Politics

According to Caddy, he met Hunt at a public relations firm then became friends due to shared political views.