Freda Reiter – Nixon’s attorney, James D. St. Clair – Pastel Drawing

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Appointed special counsel in January 1974, James D. St. Clair would lead the president’s defense through the year, including arguments before the Supreme Court to protect the Nixon White House tapes.

Pastel drawing, 17″ x 14″

Signature (detail)

Watergate exhibition page

Freda L. Reiter


Watergate Courtroom Sketches by Freda L. Reiter, 1973–75

To provide sufficient visuals for the substantial airtime allotted to the story each night, Reiter made multiple sketches a day: close-up portraits, as well as wide-angle views of the courtroom incorporating as many as 28 figures.