TRIALS: The Brothers Nixon

The witness with the round, florid face had barely settled into the chair when he was asked by the clerk of court to spell his last name.

Startled, he asked: "Beg your pardon?"

"Spell your last name, please," said the clerk, following his normal routine.


With that, F. Donald Nixon, 59, one of the President's two brothers, began to testify for the Government last week at the trial of former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, 60, and former Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans, 66, who are charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice...

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