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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Senator Sam’s Secret Wars

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The late Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. was the United States Senator whose investigation of the Watergate affair and related abuses led to President Richard Nixon’s political demise. As both the public record and declassified papers show, Ervin was willing to wade into some of the country’s most vexing questions of law and order. Born in Morganton, North Carolina in 1896, Ervin played a key role in the 1954 deliberations about Senator Joseph McCarthy, and laws regarding Americans’ rights to privacy and freedom from government meddling.
WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 12 Issue 4, July/Aug 2018, p42-46, il, por