The Nation: The Rise and Fall of Herb Kalmbach

The Rise and Fall of herb Kalbach

Discreet and studiously low-key, Herbert W. Kalmbach, 52, was the ideal lawyer to handle Richard Nixon's personal affairs. Like the President, he was a self-made and extraordinarily diligent man, both traits that Nixon admired in an aide. Above all else, Kalmbach was an unswerving and unquestioning loyalist.

The tall, well-groomed lawyer proved his devotion as far back as 1960, when he worked with zeal and success to raise money for Nixon's unsuccessful bid for the presidency. Nixon never forgot. During his run for the White House in 1968,...

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