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Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum

"My colleagues on the Committee are determined to uncover all the relevant facts surrounding these matters, and to spare no one, whatever his station in life may be.
. . .The nation and history itself are watching us.  We cannot fail our mission."
                                                                                   
Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr.

Senator Sam was elected to Congress in 1954 where he had a most distinguished career.  At the age of 76, he was thrust into the national spotlight when he was named as the Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee.

Throughout this televised process, his devotion to and knowledge of the Constitution, his dogged determination to get to the truth and his down-home demeanor laced with bits of wisdom made Senator Sam a household name and one of the most memorable political figures of our time.

As then Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield stated, "Sam is the only man we could have selected on either side who would have the respect of the Senate as a whole."

"Sam is the only man we could have selected on either side who would have the respect of the Senate as a whole."

Mike Mansfield,
Senate Majority Leader
during the Watergate Era

Watergate Links

Revisiting Watergate by The Washington Post
Watergate Chronology
by The Washington Post
Watergate
by CNN Time
Online Exhibit of the Woodward & Bernstein Watergate Papers
by the University of Texas

 

 

 

 

 


 

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