Nation: Harry R. Haldeman

I think like the President, and that's why I believe I can serve him well." By that, Harry Robbins ("Bob") Haldeman means that he shares with Richard Nixon a deep-rooted belief in hard work, loyalty and efficiency. The identification began early. Haldeman was a student at U.C.L.A. in the late '40s. Alarm about the Communist threats was approaching its zenith, and his hero then was Congressman Richard Nixon. Today, at 43, still trim, tan and crewcut, Haldeman very much resembles that student of decades past.

Around the White House, Haldeman is noted for his...

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