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Prominent Houston attorney Leon Jaworski gained distinction during the post-World War II war crimes trials. He also represented Lyndon B. Johnson in a case that allowed LBJ to run for the U.S. Senate and the vice presidency. But it was his role in the Watergate scandal of the 1970s that made Jaworski’s name nationally known. Jaworski headed the special prosecution probing Watergate and won a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ordering President Richard Nixon to turn over Oval Office tapes that ultimately led to his resignation. Jaworski returned to Washington in 1977 to be special counsel to the House committee investigating the Koreagate scandal.