(spook, 'Deep throat')
|Born||William Mark Felt|
August 17, 1913
Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S.
|Died||December 18, 2008 (Age 95)|
Santa Rosa, California
|Alma mater||University of Idaho, George Washington University|
|Children|| • 1 son|
• 1 daughter
|Spouse||Audrey I. Robinson Felt|
The supposed true identity of 'deep throat', who played a part in the Watergate Coup.
Watergate's 'Deep throat'
In 2005, more than 30 years after the Watergate coup, Mark Felt is reported to have confirmed that he was the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, codenamed 'Deep Throat', whose information eventually led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Following the discovery of a break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington in 1972, Mr Felt passed on information to the Washington Post that the White House knew of the break-in and subsequently tried to cover it up.