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John Dean Biography

John Dean (born on October 14, 1938) is an American attorney notable for serving as White House Counsel for U.S. President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. He gained prominence for his involvement in the cover-up of the Watergate scandal and his subsequent testimony before Congress as a key witness.

As part of a plea deal, Dean pleaded guilty to a single felony, which led to a reduced sentence served at Fort Holabird outside Baltimore, Maryland. Following his plea, he faced disbarment.

Following the Watergate hearings, Dean authored a series of books recounting his experiences and embarked on a nationwide lecture tour. He later transitioned into a career as a commentator on contemporary politics, an author of books, and a columnist for FindLaw’s Writ.

Notably, Dean’s political affiliations underwent a transformation over the years. Initially aligned with Goldwater’s conservatism, he later became a vocal critic of the Republican Party. He expressed strong reservations about the party’s support for Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump, as well as their positions on issues such as neoconservatism, executive solid power, mass surveillance, and the Iraq War.

John Dean Age

Dean is 85 years old as of 2023, he was born on October 14, 1938, in Akron, Ohio, United States as John Wesley Dean III. He celebrates his birthday on October 14, every year.

Quick facts about John Dean are listed below:

  • Full Name: John Wesley Dean III
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 85 years old

  • Birth of Date: October 14, 1938 
  • Place Of Birth: Akron, Ohio, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Salary: Not known

  • Net Worth: $10 million dollars
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Maureen Dean (m. 1972), Karla Hennings (m. 1962–1970)

  • Children: John Wesley Dean IV
  • Mother’s Name: Not known
  • Father’s Name: Not known

  • Siblings: Not known
  • Profession: Attorney

John Dean Height

Dean stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

John Dean Parents and Siblings 

John Dean was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He later lived in Marion, Ohio, notable as the hometown of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding. Interestingly, Dean would go on to become a biographer of President Harding.

Subsequently, Dean’s family relocated to Flossmoor, Illinois, where he attended grade school. Unfortunately, there is limited publicly available information regarding his family, parents, and siblings. Any additional information about his family will be updated if it becomes available in the future.

Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Brothers and Sister Not Available
Wife / Partner Maureen Dean (m. 1972), Karla Hennings (m. 1962–1970)

John Dean Education

John’s educational journey included attending the Staunton Military Academy for high school, where he developed a close friendship with the Goldwater family, including Barry Goldwater Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater. Subsequently, he pursued his undergraduate studies, initially at Colgate University. Later, he transferred to the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in 1961.

Following his undergraduate studies, John Dean continued his education and obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1965. This legal education played a significant role in his subsequent career as an attorney and his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

John Dean Wife

Dean is currently married to his wife Maureen Dean, often affectionately referred to as Maureen or Mo. However, before his marriage to Maureen, he was previously married to Karla Ann Hennings.

John Dean and Karla Ann Hennings were married on February 4, 1962, and together, they had one child, John Wesley Dean IV. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce in 1970.

Subsequently, John Dean married Maureen (Mo) Kane on October 13, 1972, and they have been together since then.

John Dean Son/ Children

Dean is a proud father of one child, a son named John Wesley Dean IV.

John Dean Net Worth

Dean has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2023. This includes his assets, money, and income, which he accumulates from his successful career as an attorney.

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