We heard last week of the death of a man whose time in Washington is forever linked to the 20th century’s greatest political upheaval, the Watergate scandal.
Howard Baker was a little-known U.S. Senator outside of his home state of Tennessee, when Watergate broke in the early 1970s.
As fate would have it, he would be paired with the even lesser known Sam Ervin of North Carolina. Both would lead the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Watergate in the summer of 1973.