Who are G Gordon Liddy's children? A look at Watergate burglary mastermind's family after his death at 90
In September 2020, Gordon's son Raymond was sentenced in San Diego federal court to five years of probation for allegedly possessing child pornography at his Coronado home
American lawyer, talk show host, and the mastermind of the Watergate burglary died on Tuesday, March 30, at the age of 90. The news regarding his death was announced by his son Thomas Liddy, but the cause hasn’t been revealed. Gordon reportedly took his last breath at his daughter's home in Virginia.
Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and wiretapping in 1973 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was a highly controversial political operative under Nixon and he allegedly recommended: “Assassinating political enemies, bombing a left-leaning think tank and kidnapping war, protesters.” However, when the burglary at the Watergate building in 1972 went wrong, it led to an investigation and eventually led to then-president Richard Nixon’s retirement. Years later Gordon said, “I’d do it again for my president.”
Who was G Gordon Liddy?
Gordon joined the FBI in 1957. He became the youngest Bureau Supervisor at FBI headquarters in Washington at the age of 29. He resigned from the FBI in 1962 and worked as a lawyer in New York City until 1966. He ran for the United States House of Representatives in New York’s 28th congressional district in 1968. He became a part of Nixon’s re-election campaign in 1972.
He was the leader of the group of five men who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Complex. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for admitting to supervising the burglary in which he reportedly coordinated with E Howard Hunt. He was released in Sept 1977 after serving a total of four and a half years of incarceration.
Once he was out of prison, he worked with Al Franken in the 1990s and joined Timothy Leary for debates on college campuses. He served as the radio talk show host from 1992 until he untired in 2012. Gordon also appeared in several films and television in guest roles. His credits include ‘Camp Cucamonga’, ‘Rules of Engagement, ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Super Force’ among others.
Who are G Gordon Liddy’s wife and children?
Liddy was married to Frances Purcell-Liddy for 53 years. She was a native of Poughkeepsie. The couple remained married until her death on February 5, 2010. She was reportedly an educator. The couple shared five children together: Raymond Joseph Liddy, James Gordon Liddy, Alexandra Bourne Liddy, Tom Liddy, and Grace Liddy.
Raymond Liddy was charged with possession of ‘child porn’
In September 2020, Raymond was sentenced in San Diego federal court to five years of probation for allegedly possessing child pornography at his Coronado home. According to Fox 5, San Diego reports, “Liddy was found to be in possession of sexually explicit images depicting prepubescent girls.”
An investigation into Liddy began in January 2017 based on tips received by an internet service provider to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This location was eventually traced to Raymond’s home, leading to his arrest.
Meanwhile, Gordon’s daughter Alexandra is a volunteer of several GOP campaigns. She was appointed to the state of Nursing in 1994. In his autobiography ‘Will’, Gordon introduces her as the “daughter who paid for college by driving a diesel bus at night, armed with a baseball bat.” She also entered and won a race for a seat on the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District after a carjacking murder of a family member.
And Gordon’s other son Thomas is a politician and attorney. He served in the US Amrine until 1998. He became the Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party in 2003 and a delegate at the Republican National Convention in 2004. From 2017 to the present day, he was served as the Civil Division Chief of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.