Rose Mary Woods Dies at 87

Former presidential secretary to Richard Nixon Rose Mary Woods died at a nursing home in Ohio at 87.
Woods was most famous for being allegedly responsible (at Tricky Dick’s direction, of course) for erasing around 18 1/2 minutes of presidential tapes during the Watergate scandal (which she always denied, contending she only erased 4 or 5 minutes’ worth!) Thanks to Hassan bar-Sinister for the heads-up (who also speculates- tasteless joke alert– that her doctors were unable to account for 18 or so minutes of Ms. Woods’ final hours…)