The Nation: A Texan Who Goes His Own Way

When Richard Nixon picked Leon Jaworski as special prosecutor, there were those who darkly suspected that the fix was in. Jaworski, a 68-year-old Texas Democrat who had been close to Lyndon Johnson, had quietly supported Nixon for re-election in 1972. As a highly successful $200,000-a-year trial attorney, he was a pillar of the Houston Establishment. There were unconfirmed reports that his appointment had been cleared by John Connally to make sure that he had a proper understanding of the President's predicament.

Quietly, efficiently, going his own way, Jaworski has turned out to be...

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