Herman Livingston Schwartz III, the acclaimed journalist and West Chester resident who co-authored an exclusive story for The Associated Press in 1972 linking the Watergate break-in to Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign, has died at 83, according to a report from The Pottstown Mercury.
The story Schwartz wrote with Richard Barnes identified James McCord, the security coordinator of Nixon’s re-election committee, as one of the five burglars arrested inside Washington’s Watergate Hotel, which housed the Democratic National Committee headquarters, on June 18, 1972.
The story went on to become one of the biggest scandals of the 20th century.
Schwartz, who wrote under the byline H.L. Schwartz III, had a long and illustrious career as a reporter and editor. Over four decades, he covered numerous important events, including writing lead stories and overseeing coverage.
In 1980, Schwartz founded The Horse of Delaware Valley, which is based in Unionville, with his wife, Sara B. Cavanagh. During its heyday, the publication grew to become one of the nation’s largest and most influential regional equestrian publications.
Read more about Herman Livingston Schwartz III in The Pottstown Mercury here.
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