How Dwight Chapin Became Nixon's Trusted Aide


His name is Dwight Chapin, who is Dwight Chapin. He has written a book. This is extraordinary. It's called the president's man. The memoirs of Nixon's trusted aid Dwight Japan, just an honor to have you in the studio. Thank you, Eric. It's great to be here. It's hard for me to believe because you don't seem old enough to have been Nixon's trusted aid, both of us were friends with chuck Coulson, who himself was young when he was Nixon's special counsel, or was he, yeah, special counsel to the pretzel. He was 39 or whatever. But you must have been practically a kid. How old were you? And when you say you were his trusted aide, and what capacity did you serve him? So people have a context of the book that you've written called the president's man. Well, I was 28 when he was inaugurated as president. And went into The White House. So my first years in The White House, I was our first year. I was 28 years old. But when he ran for governor back in 1962, after he lost to Jack Kennedy, he ran for governor in California, and I was 20 years old, and I was hired by the man that would become his chief of staff, bob haldeman. I was hired when I was 20 to be a field man in Southern California. So I had first met him when I was 20 years old.

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