I Trusted and I Believed Senator - L. Patrick Gray

Ralph Steadman _I Trusted and I Believed Senator_.jpg
Ralph Steadman _I Trusted and I Believed Senator_.jpg

I Trusted and I Believed Senator - L. Patrick Gray

15,000.00

Original pen and Ink

Titled and Signed by Ralph Steadman

From the collection of Rolling Stone / Jann Wenner

21" x 30" - Unframed

Louis Patrick "Pat" Gray III (July 18, 1916 – July 6, 2005) was Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from May 2, 1972 to April 27, 1973. During this time, the FBI was in charge of the initial investigation into the burglaries that sparked the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Nixon. Gray was nominated as permanent Director by Nixon on February 15, 1973, but failed to win Senate confirmation. He resigned as acting FBI director on April 27, 1973, after he admitted to destroying documents received on June 28, 1972, 11 days after the Watergate burglary, that had come from convicted Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt's safe, given to him by White House counsel John Dean.

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