Geoff Shepard, Whittier College trustee and alumnus (Class of 1966), will celebrate the launch of his new book, The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, with a talk given at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda on Tuesday, June 24, at 10:30a.m. The non-fiction work centers on the politics of the Watergate scandal—and how political forces were "mustered, aligned and deployed' to impact the presidential election following Watergate.
Shepard worked in the Nixon White House for almost six years, first as a White House Fellow, then as a senior member of the Domestic Counsel staff. After leaving the Ford Administration in 1975, he spent the next 30 years in corporate law, primarily in the insurance industry. For the June 24 event, Shepard will be interviewed by the Library's director, Tim Naftali; this event is free and open to the public. To read more in a National archive click here.