Mr. Liddy worked for his father at a patent attorney until 1966 until he moved on again and began a series of occupations that as a group would have seemed unimaginable to a one-time FBI Special Agent: prosecutor, candidate for district attorney, county director of a presidential campaign, special assistant for narcotics and gun control at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and then as a White House aide. The latter position led to his involvement in the Watergate scandal and to his conviction and imprisonment for 4.5 years.
After prison, Mr. Liddy resumed his most unusual professional life: author of several books, film and television actor, lecturer, product promoter on television, and host of a nationally syndicated talk show for 20 years.
Mr. Liddy died on March 30, 2021, at his daughter’s house in Fairfax County, Virginia, only miles from where he worked at FBI Headquarters, at the White House, the Watergate buildings complex, and the studio where he hosted his radio show. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and was age 90.
By anyone’s measure, particularly that of a former FBI Special Agent, he had a most unusual life.