Now a consultant, Armstrong had a momentous first day as an investigator on the committee: “I hadn’t even unpacked my car and I was interviewing the two most powerful men that aided the president of the United States.”
The committee's Democratic chairman once said Watergate's conspirators "showed the same mentality of the Gestapo." He retired from the Senate in December of 1974, four months after Nixon's resignation, and died in 1985.
An actor who was seen this year on The Good Wife, he lawyered for the committee long before playing Manhattan's district attorney on Law and Order.
He died in May of 2004, the same day as former special prosecutor Cox.
Now senior counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz; he was the committee’s top Republican member.
The federal judge forced Nixon to turn over the secret White House tapes, laying the foundation for the president’s resignation.