Colson, Charles W. "Chuck"

Nixon aide and "hatchet man", jailed for Watergare scandal-related charges, turned evangelist

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(1931-2012) Charles W. "Chuck" Colson. Special Counsel to President Nixon 1969-73 and political "hatchet man", Evangelical Christian leader who founded Prison Fellowship and Break Point. He gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate scandal for being named as one of the "Watergate Seven" and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defamne defame "Pentagon Papers" defendant Daniel Ellsberg. In 1974, he served 7 months in federal prison, the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges. He became a "born again" Christian in 1973 which led to the founding of his non-profit Prison Fellowship ministry and a focus on "Christian worldview" teaching and training. Colson was also a public speaker and wrote over 30 books inc. autobiography "Born Again". He was founder and chairman of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, which included his daily radio commentary, "BreakPoint", heard on over 1,400 outlets across the US. Colson was a principal signer of the 1994 "Evangelicals and Catholics Together", ecumenical document signed by leading US Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholic leaders and was awarded the 1993 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the world's largest annual award (over $1M) in the field of religion, given to one who "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension". He donated this prize to Prison Fellowship, as he did all his speaking fees and royalties. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush. Pale yellow 4 ½ x 6 autograph album page, signed with sentiment and adds “Gal. 2:20”. Galatians 2:20 reads: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

Condition: Very good
Type:Autograph album page






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