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John Newton Mitchell

Artist
Stanley Glaubach, 1925 - 1973
Other attribution
Peter Yanchusk
Sitter
John Newton Mitchell, 15 Sep 1913 - 9 Nov 1988
Date
1973
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Nickel-coated plaster
Dimensions
Without base, including pipe: 41.9 x 45.7 x 35.6cm (16 1/2 x 18 x 14")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number
NPG.78.TC591
Exhibition Label
Born Detroit, Michigan
Stanley Glaubach's bust of Richard Nixon's campaign manager and attorney general, John Mitchell, makes him appear invulnerable. But when the Senate opened its hearings into the Watergate scandal in May 1973, Mitchell's reputation would soon crumble as the extent of his participation in the conspiracy became fully known. In the White House, Mitchell was an advocate of using any means to defeat the administration's opponents, both real and imagined, and his central role in both planning the break-in and stonewalling the subsequent investigation was soon revealed. He was convicted on charges of conspiracy, obstruction, and perjury; he served eighteen months in prison.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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