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Charles Wendell Colson
Birth: Oct. 16, 1931
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 2012
Falls Church
Falls Church City
Virginia, USA

US Presidential Official, Watergate Figure, Author. He served as Special Council to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. Raised during the "Great Depression" era under impoverished circumstances, the New England native managed to attend Brown University from where he received his BA and later attained his law degree from George Washington University. After service with the US Marine Corps, Colson gained political exposure as an administrative assistant to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall. He had become a partner in a law firm, prior to joining the Nixon administration. Colson was among those caught up in the Watergate scandal and for his role involved, he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to three years in prison in 1974 (released after serving seven months). During his time while incarcerated, he turned to evangelical Christianity and founded the Board of Prison Fellowship. He authored numerous books including the bestselling "Born Again" (1976) which was made into a 1978 motion picture adaptation which starred Dean Jones. Colson was recipient of the Templeton Prize in 1993 for his efforts in forwarding the religious movement. He died following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Quantico National Cemetery
Quantico
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 18, 2012
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I remember your kind smile during my employment at Prison Fellowship as I accidentally dropped a stack of books as we bumped into each other at the elevator.- zeke
- zeke
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
Sorry to be late acknowledging your Angel Day, Mr. Colson; but we were distracted by a recent loss in the family. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2nd Corinthians ...(Read more)
- Mackie
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014
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- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
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