| Samuel Dash |
|Born||February 27, 1925|
Camden, New Jersey
|Died||2004-05-29 (Age 79)|
|Alma mater||Temple University, Harvard Law School|
|Children|| • Judi Dash|
• Rachel Dash
|Parents||Joseph and Ida Dash|
|Member of||US/Senate/Watergate Committee|
Dash became a law professor at Georgetown University, where he was working when he was requested to assist United States Senator Sam Ervin, head of the Senate Committee charged to investigate the possible involvement of President Richard Nixon in an attempted break in, and its subsequent cover up, of offices used by the Democratic Party at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was given a leave of absence by the university to take on this position.
Two decades later, Dash was again in the news after resigning his post as ethics adviser to independent counsel Kenneth Starr. After working for the investigation for four years, Dash resigned to protest Starr's appearance before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. Dash felt that Starr was acting as an "aggressive advocate" instead of an impartial investigator.
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