Leon Jaworski

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Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 9, 1982 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 9, 1982 (77)

About

Famous for his work as a Special Prosecutor during the Nixon administration's Watergate Scandal, he is also notable for his post-World War II work as a war crimes prosecutor.

Before Fame

After earning degrees from the law schools of Baylor University and The George Washington University, he earned the distinction of being Texas' youngest-ever attorney and eventually became a partner at Houston's Fulbright & Jaworski law firm.

Trivia

He briefly taught at San Antonio's St. Mary's University School of Law.

Family Life

The child of European immigrants Joseph and Marie Jaworski, natives of Poland and Austria, respectively, he spent his youth in Waco, Texas. His marriage to Jeannette Adam resulted in a son named Joseph and daughters named Joan and Claire.

Associated With

He and United States President Lyndon B. Johnson were friends.