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G. Gordon Liddy Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
George Gordon Liddy
Place Of Birth
Brooklyn, USA
93 years old
Birth Date
November 30 1930

G. Gordon Liddy Facts

Child Star?
Lawyer, FBI Agent, Actor
Education & Qualifications
Fordham University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Francis Liddy
Raymond Joseph Liddy, Tom Liddy, James Gordon Liddy, Alexandra Bourne, Grace Liddy
Sylvester James Liddy, Maria

About G. Gordon Liddy 

Born in Brooklyn, amongst his other roles, the republican adviser was widely known as the mastermind and chief operative in the clandestine operations of the then President Nixon's Administration, most infamous one being the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Watergate complex by some men associated with the republic party.

G Gordon Liddy refused to testify during congressional hearing and was sentenced to 20 years in prison of which he spent four years incarcerated. After his release, G Gordon Liddy took to writing, beginning with a novel and subsequently authored many titles. Working as an actor in Television movie and radio talk show are another of his specialities which have contributed to his massive net worth. He passed away in 2021 at the house of his daughter, Alexandra Bourne in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

G. Gordon Liddy Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was G. Gordon Liddy’s net worth?

At the time of his death at the house of Alexandra Bourne, G Gordon Liddy had a net worth of $5 million.

How much did G. Gordon Liddy earn per year?

There is no information of G Gordon Liddy's annual income. However, when he got out of jail, he is reported to have been in debt due to legal fees, etc. and subsequently made his fortune from writing, acting and radio shows.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was G. Gordon Liddy?

G Gordon Liddy stood at 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old was G. Gordon Liddy?

G Gordon Liddy passed away at the age of 90.

Childhood And Education

George Gordon Battle Liddy was born on November 30, 1930 in Brooklyn to Sylvester J Liddy who was a lawyer and Maria Liddy who was a homemaker.

He attended St.Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark and Fordham University thereafter. He is quoted to have said that growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, he was a timid child and undertook physical training and other acts of self-discipline such as holding his hand over a flame to physically and mentally strengthen himself. Upon graduation in 1962, he wanted to fight in Korean War and joined the United States Army but was assigned to an anti-aircraft unit in Brooklyn itself. Thats why he quit the Army and joined Fordham University once again and earned a degree in Law.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was G. Gordon Liddy’s partner?

G Gordon Liddy got married to Francess Ann Purcell in 1957 and had five children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

G Gordon Liddy is best known for his tenure in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1957 - 1962 wherein he was a field agent in incharge of Indianapolis, Gary, Ind. and Denver. He also supervised crime records in Washington DC.

He quit the Bureau to join his father’s law firm in New York and worked in Patent Law for four years after which he became an Assistant Prosecutor at the Dutchess Country District Attorney’s Office in 1966. He rose to popularity soon and challenged Hamilton Fish Jr. in the Republican nomination for Congress for the seat of then New York’s 28th District. Although he fell to Hamilton Jr., he was made in-charge of Mid-Hudson Valley area for the Nixon Campaign.

As Nixon won the elections and became the President, Liddy was made Special Assistant for Narcotics and Gun Control at Treasury Department, Washington. Stepping up to the job, G Gordon Liddy was instrumental in promulgating the Sky Marshal Program to deal with the problem of hijacking. Due to such efficient and novel work, in 1971 he was put to work directly under John D. Ehrlichman, the president’s domestic policy adviser.

In 1980, G Gordon Liddy released his bestseller book ‘Will’, which was an autobiography and was an instant hit with over one million copies sold and made into a TV movie. Afterwards, Liddy also partnered up with Thomas E. Ferraro Jr. to launch his private security firm named ‘G Gordon Liddy & Associates’.

Liddy then went on a lecture circuit with noted psychologist Timothy Leary and took part in a debate series titled ‘Nice Scary Guy vs. Scary Nice Guy’. This was a hit, making G Gordon Liddy the top speaker on the college circuit rankings by The Wall Street Journal, 1982. G Gordon Liddy created his own talk-show in 1992 and ran it has host till 2012. The show  was a triumph and was broadcasted in 160 markets by major Radio stations.

G Gordon Liddy also had a successful Television stint as an actor with appearances in ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Airwolf’, MacGyver’ and ‘The Highwayman’. His remarkable performance was as crime boss Jacob Calder on the hit show '18 Wheels Of Justice'. He has also served as guest panelist for Fox News Channel. Adding to his net worth, Liddy also appeared on a celebrity edition of 'Fear Factor' in November 2005 wherein he became the oldest contestant to win at the age of 75.

G. Gordon Liddy’s Hobbies And Interests

G Gordon Liddy was fond of writing and had many publications to his name such as ‘Out Of Control’ (1979), ‘The Monkey Handlers’ (1990), ‘Will’ (1980), ‘When I Was A Kid, This Was A Free Country’ (2002) and ‘Fight Back! Tackling Terrorism Liddy Style’ (2006). He co-authored his last book with his son, Commander James G Liddy, J Michael Barrett and Joel Selanikio.

Other Interesting G. Gordon Liddy Facts And Trivia

G. Gordon Liddy was fond of cars and motorcycling. He used to participate in long rides such as DC to South Dakota and more. 

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