Hugh W. Sloan Jr.

               

     Sloan Jr. in All the President’s Men                                                     Sloan Jr. 

Hugh W. Sloan Jr. served as the CRP’s treasurer. Born in Princeton, New Jersey on November 1, 1940, he graduated with honors from Princeton University and served in the United States Navy. Previous to becoming the treasurer for President Nixon’s 1972 campaign, Sloan Jr. was an aide to White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman. Sloan Jr. had no idea where the money for the campaign was being dispersed and resigned when he discovered the felonies being enacted within the Republican party. Following his resignation, Sloan Jr. became a major source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Although Sloan was not identified by name in Woodward and Bernstein’s Washington Post reports, he was mentioned in their book, “All the President’s Men” as one of the few honest men they interviewed throughout their findings. He alone led the men on the fact that the burglary was funded by the CRP. Business Week’s biography of Sloan can be found here.

In All the President’s Men, Hugh Sloan is shown as a man who wants to be truthful with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, but is scared of the repercussions. He resigned after he discovered where the money was being disbursed and how it was being used. He was honest, and hated what was being done within the CRP. Sloan was accurately portrayed throughout the movie as he was in reality.

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