Senator Sam Ervin and Watergate
Panelists talked about Senator Sam Ervin’s (D-NC) time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee. Panelists included Senator Ervin’s former aide, Rufus Edmisten, and his grandson, Judge Sam Ervin IV. They recalled Senator Ervin’s character and how the self-proclaimed “country lawyer” relied on his knowledge of the law and personal convictions to guide the Senate Watergate Committee. This event was hosted by the North Carolina Museum of History. close
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Karl E. Campbell Associate Professor Appalachian State University->Department of History
Rufus Edmisten Deputy Chief Counsel (Former) Senate Select Pres. Camp. Activ. Cmte.
Sam J. Ervin IV Judge North Carolina Court of Appeals
Michael Scott Coordinator North Carolina Museum of History->Adult Education Programs
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