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Watergate-Related Criminal, Civil and Miscellaneous Case Files from the United States District Court of the District of Columbia (from Record Group 21)

List of Cases


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The following Watergate-related cases were tried in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The records of the trials are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. With a few exceptions, all of these court records are open and available for research. For additional information about the subject of each trial, we have included references to relevant series of records from Record Group 460: Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (also in our custody). In some cases, we have provided links to additional finding aids, and will continue to do so as they become available.

For questions about these records or copying information, please write to the Special Access and FOIA Staff at the National Archives at College Park, Room 6350, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, or call at (301) 837-2041.


Criminal:


1827-72: U.S. v. George Gordon Liddy, Everette Howard Hunt, James W. McCord, Bernard L.Barker, Eugenio Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzalez See related records in following series in RG 460:

  • Watergate Task Force
  • U.S. Attorney files


23-73: U.S. v. Finance Committee to Re-Elect the President

  • U.S. Attorney


394-73: U.S. v. Alisha Burgos


556-73: U.S. v. Fred C. LaRue

  • Watergate Task Force


715-73: U.S. v. Jeb Stuart Magruder
  • Watergate Task Force


828-73: U.S. v. Donald Segretti
  • Dirty Tricks Task Force


857-73: U.S. v. Egil Krogh, Jr.

  • Plumbers Task Force


869-73: U.S. v. American Airlines, Inc.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #501


886-73: U.S. v. John W. Dean, III

  • Watergate Task Force


959-73: U.S. v. Braniff Airways, Inc. and Harding L. Lawrence

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #339


960-73: U.S. v. Gulf Oil Corporation and Claude C. Wild, Jr.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #338


990-73: U.S. v. Dwight L. Chapin

  • Dirty Tricks Task Force


998-73: U.S. v. Phillips Petroleum Company and William W. Keeler

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #361


1026-73: U.S. v. Carnation Company and Everett Olson

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #383


74-32: U.S. v. Herbert L. Porter

  • Watergate Task Force


74-72: U.S. v. Jake Jacobsen

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-86: U.S. v. Herbert W. Kalmbach


74-87: U.S. v. Herbert W. Kalmbach

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-110: U.S. v. John N. Mitchell, Harry R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, Robert C. Mardian, Kenneth W. Parkinson, Gordon Strachan

  • Watergate Task Force


74-114: U.S. v. Diamond International Corporation and Ray Dubrowin

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #441


74-116: U.S. v. John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard L. Barker, Felipe De Diego, Eugenio Martinez

  • Plumbers Task Force
  • Fielding Break-in


74-117: U.S. v. George Gordon Liddy

  • Watergate Task Force


74-155: U.S. v. Howard Edwin Reinecke

  • ITT Task Force


74-196: U.S. v. John H. Melcher, Jr.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #315


74-226: U.S. v. Northrop Corporation and Thomas V. Jones

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #332


74-227: U.S. v. James Allen

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #332


74-241: U.S. v. Lehigh Valley Cooperative Farmers

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #330


74-256: U.S. v. Richard G. Kleindienst

  • ITT Task Force


74-270: U.S. v. Richard L. Allison

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #330


74-291: U.S. v. Francis X. Carroll

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #330


74-426: U.S. v. David L. Parr

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-440: U.S. v. John B. Connally and Jake Jacobsen

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-443: U.S. v. Harold S. Nelson

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-445: U.S. v. Associated Milk Producers, Inc.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-539: U.S. v. LBC&W and William Lyles, Sr.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #451


74-559: U.S. v. Greyhound Corp.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #480


74-610: U.S. v. Time Oil Company and Raymond Abendroth

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #359


74-669: U.S. v. Edward L. Morgan

  • Plumbers Task Force
  • Nixon Tax Returns


74-684: U.S. v. Jack A. Gleason


74-714: U.S. v. Charles N. Huseman

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #449


74-727: U.S. v. Tim M. Babcock

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #201


74-728: U.S. v. Harry S. Dent, Sr.


74-748: U.S. v. DKI for 74 [Daniel K. Inouye]

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #382


74-753: U.S. v. Stuart Russell

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #525


74-780: U.S. v. Ashland Oil, Inc.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #335


75-69: U.S. v. Ratrie, Robbins & Schweitzer, Inc., Harry Ratrie and Augustus Robbins, III

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #449


75-123: U.S. v. Frank DeMarco, Jr. and Ralph G. Newman

  • Plumbers Task Force
  • Nixon Tax Returns


75-124: U.S. v. George V. Hansen


75-163: U.S. v. Maurice H. Stans

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #2000


75-405: U.S. v. Wendell Wyatt

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #359A


75-668: U.S. v. Armand Hammer

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #483


76-37: U.S. v. James R. Jones

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #338


76-109: U.S. v. Harry L. Bibber


76-110: U.S. v. Claude C. Wild, Jr.

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #338


76-136: U.S. v. Michael C. McPherson and Patricia A. McPherson a.k.a. Patricia A. Sanderson


76-328 U.S. v. William C.Viglia

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #338


76-618: U.S. v. Marvin Watson

  • Campaign Contributions Task Force #338

Civil Actions:


148-72: Ralph Nader, Public Citizen, Inc., Federation of Homemakers, Consumers Association of the District of Columbia v. Earl H. Butz and the Commodity Credit Corporation


1233-72: The Democratic National Committee and Lawrence F. O'Brien v. James W. McCord, The Committee to Re-elect the President, Bernard Barker, Eugenio R. Martinez, Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzalez, McCord Associates, John Doe and other conspirators


1780-72: Common Cause and John W. Gardner v. The Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, Maurice H. Stans, Paul Barrick, The Victory 72 Dinner Committee, General Lucius D. Clay, Julian O. Kay, Media Committee to Re-elect the President


1847-72: Francis L. Dale and Maurice H. Stans v. Lawrence F. O'Brien


1854-72: Maurice H. Stans v. Lawrence F. O'Brien


1879-72: Daniel Ellsberg, et al. v. John N. Mitchell, et al.


594-73: Tax Analysts and Advocates, The National Committee for an Effective Congress, Thomas F. Field, S. Jay Levy v. George P. Shultz and Johnnie M. Walters


1006-73: Matthew E. Duisen v. Committee to Re-elect the President


1187-73: Morton Halperin v. Henry Kissinger


1207-73: R. Spencer Oliver v. Committee to Re-elect the President, Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, Maurice H. Stans, Hugh W. Sloan, Jr., John Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, James W. McCord, Alfred C. Baldwin, Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, Jeb Stuart Magruder, John W. Dean, III, Herbert Porter, Fred C. LaRue, Gordon Strachan


1587-73: Margaret Carroll v. John D. Ehrlichman, John J. Caulfield, and Anthony Ulasewicz


1593-73: Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Howard H. Baker, Jr., Herman E. Talmadge, Daniel K. Inouye, Joseph M. Montoya, Edward J. Gurney, Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., v. Richard M. Nixon


1630-73: The Associate of State Democratic Committee Chairman and Robert Vance, Charles T. Manatt, Clifton Larsen, Severin M. Beliveau, Charles Flaherty, Jr., Joseph Crangle, Donald Fowler, Joseph Fitzpatrick v. Committee to Re-elect the President, Maurice H. Stans, Hugh W. Sloan, Jr., John Mitchell, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, James W. McCord, Alfred C. Baldwin, Bernard L. Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, Jeb Stuart Magruder, John W. Dean, III, Herbert Porter, Fred C. LaRue, Gordon Strachan, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman


1758-73: National Citizen's Committee for Fairness to the Presidency, Inc., Baruch Korff, Olof V.Anderson, P. Hoyt Fitch, Joseph E. Fernandes, Thomas W. Pearlman, John S. Bottomly v. Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, Sam J. Ervin, Jr., Howard H. Baker, Jr., Herman E. Talmadge, Daniel K. Inouye, Joseph M. Montoya, Edward J. Gurney, Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.


1954-73: Ralph Nader v. Robert H. Bork


2232-73: Robert M. Brandon v. Arthur Sampson and General Services Administration


74-316: Institute for Policy Studies, Marcus Raskin, Richard Barnet, and Ralph Stavins v. John N. Mitchell, John D. Ehrlichman, David R. Young, Jr., Robert Mardian, E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, John Caulfield, Anthony Ulasewicz, William C. Sullivan, James McGrath, Clyde Tolson, Terence T. O'Connor, William T. Tucker, and Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company


74-493: Project on Corporate Responsibility, Inc., Joseph D. Kyle, Charlotte Kyle, Council for Christian Social Action v. Gulf Oil Corporation, Claude C. Wild, Jr., B.R. Dorsey, Charles M. Beeghly, E.D. Brockett, R. Hal Dean, James H. Higgins, James Lee, James M. Walton


74-700: Charles G. Rebozo and Key Biscayne Bank and Trust Company v. Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities


74-736: Randolf Phillips v. Richard M. Nixon, Spiro T. Agnew, Gerald R. Ford


74-766: Paula Cherrytree, et al. v. Richard M. Nixon, et al.


74-887: Anthony Lake v. John D. Ehrlichman


75-888: Richard M. Moose, Margaret D. Moose v. John D. Ehrlichman, Alexander M. Haig, H.R. Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, John N. Mitchell, Richard M. Nixon, William C. Sullivan, Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, Attorney General of the United States, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


74-1055: Tad Szulc and Marianne Szulc v. John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, David R. Young, Jr., Robert C. Mardian, E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, John Caulfield, Bernard A. Wells, Jr., William C. Sullivan, Clyde Tolson, Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company


74-1080: Henry B. Rothblatt v. Richard M. Nixon, Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, Committee to Re-elect the President, Maurice H. Stans, John N. Mitchell, Herbert W. Kalmbach, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, John Caulfield, Jeb Stuart Magruder, G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt


74-1213: Asociated Milk Producers, Inc. v. Guildford Dudley, Jr., Charles E. Potter, Maurice H. Stans, 1972 Campaign Liquidation Trust


74-1358: John J. Moran and Rose V. Moran v. Committee to Re-elect the President


74-1386: James W. McCord, Jr., v. Gerald R. Ford, Philip Buchen, William Simon, Arthur Sampson


74-1406: Joseph H. Koffler v. Gerald R. Ford, Leon Jaworski, William B. Saxbe


74-1412: Joseph H. Koffler v. Gerald R. Ford, William B. Saxbe, Leon Jaworski, Arthur Sampson


74-1433: Louis Kozlovsky v. Richard M. Nixon, Leon Jaworski


74-1455: United States Ex Relatione J. John Rogers v. William B. Saxbe, Leon Jaworski


74-1533: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, American Historical Association American Political Science Association, James MacGregor Burns, Nat Hentoff, J. Anthony Lukas, Austin Ranney v. Arthur Sampson and H. Stuart Knight. Consolidated with 74-1518: Richard M. Nixon v. Arthur Sampson and 74-1551: Lillian Hellman, et al. v. Arthur F. Sampson


74-1888: James McCord v. F. Lee Bailey, et al.


75-0324: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gulf Oil Corporation and Claude C. Wild, Jr.


Miscellaneous:


47-73: In re: Grand Jury Proceedings


47-73: In re: Subpoena Duces Tecum issued to President Richard Nixon for production of tapes. [inquiry in the 18 1/2 minute gap]


64-73: In re: Watergate investigation-grand jury proceedings: motion of Peter H. Wolf, Esq. for a protective order


70-73: In the matter of the application of the United States Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities


76-73:In the matter of grand jury proceedings-on petition of BPI (Business and Professional People for the Public Interest)


77-73: United States of America v. John Doe, et al. [John Dean]


81-73: In re: Grand jury proceedings-Roy Hensel Sheppard, witness


82-73: In re: Grand jury proceedings-David Reginald Young, witness


91-73: In re: Grand jury proceedings to investigate possible violations of 18 U.S.C. 2511 and 2512 in re John Wesley Dean, III


94-73: In re: Hearings of the Special Subcommittee on Intelligence Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives


108-73: In re: Watergate grand jury proceedings (Grand Jury No. 2)-empaneled on 8/13/73


118-73: United States of America v. John Doe (motion by Robert E. Bartlome, Matthew E. Clark, Jr., Dan R. Cushman, Robert L. Dibble, Daniel A. Kissel, Stanley J. Lepkowski, Gordon Stafford and Roy F. Walker to delay grand jury appearance


119-73: The United States v. John Doe (John D. Ehrlichman)


126-73: William Broder v. John F. Kelly


134-73: The United States v. John Doe (H.R. Haldeman)


144-73: In the matter of complaints against John W. Dean, III, a member of the Bar of United States District Court for the District of Columbia


74-21: In the matter of the sealed envelope and valise containing documents presented to the Court for the Foreman of Grand Jury #1 June 1974


74-48: In re: Grand jury subpoena duces tecum issued to Custodian of Records, Finance Committee to Re-elect the President or its successor


74-63: In the matter of Richard G. Kleindienst, a member of the Bar of United States District Court for the District of Columbia


74-66: In the matter of Charles W. Colson, a member of the Bar of United States District Court for the District of Columbia


74-87: In re: Grand jury investigation: Thomas Wakefield, Robert Hewitt and Garth A. Webster d/b/a Wakefield, Hewitt, and Webster v. United States of America


74-128: United States of America v. John Mitchell (re-recording of White House tapes which have been offered into evident for broadcast by the media during news programs


75-33: In the matter of Robert Charles Mardian a/k/a Robert C. Mardian, a member of the Bar of United States District Court for the District of Columbia


75-34: In the matter of John Newton Mitchell, a/k/a John N. Mitchell, a member of the Bar of United States District Court for the District of Columbia


75-104: In re: January 7, 1974 grand jury


75-0189: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and Daniel J. Haughton


75-0223: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Occidental Petroleum Company and Armand Hammer


77-0012: United States of America and Joseph R. Dengler v. M.J. Mintz and Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin

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