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Wed August 15, 2012
Edmisten Giving Papers To UNC
Rufus Edmisten is donating his papers to UNC-Chapel Hill. Edmisten worked for Senator Sam Ervin on the Senate Watergate Committee.
Dave DeWitt: The shining star of the collection Edmisten is donating is the subpoena he served to then-President Richard Nixon. In July 1973, Edmisten delivered the subpoena, after it became known that Nixon recorded conversations in the White House.
In an interview with the State of Things in 2006, Edmisten remembers Nixon's actions that eventually led to his resignation.
Rufus Edmisten: My lord, the man talked about perjury, he talked about taking bribes, bribing people. My lord, man, that's the President of the United States of America, doing those things.
Edmisten went on to his own political career, serving as attorney general and secretary of state in North Carolina. He resigned from the latter office in 1996, following an audit that led to an investigation by the S.B.I.
Edmisten will speak at an event at UNC-Chapel Hill next month to mark the donation of his papers.