Charles Kolson

Charles Kolson

Christian activist, American politician,
Date of Birth: 16.10.1931
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of Charles Colson
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Political Career and Watergate Scandal
  4. Prison Fellowship and Later Years

Biography of Charles Colson

Charles Colson was a Christian activist, American politician, former advisor to President Richard Nixon, and one of the participants in the Watergate scandal. He was also the founder of the Christian organization "Prison Fellowship" and the author of over 30 books, which sold over five million copies.

Early Life and Education

Charles Colson was born on October 16, 1931. He completed his education at the law school and obtained a law degree. From 1953 to 1956, he served in the United States Marine Corps and retired with the rank of captain.

Political Career and Watergate Scandal

In 1969, Colson became an assistant during Nixon's presidential campaign. After Nixon's appointment as president, Colson became a special advisor to the president. However, after Nixon's resignation, he became one of the participants in the Watergate scandal. In 1975, he was released early from his prison sentence.

Prison Fellowship and Later Years

Since leaving politics in 1975, Colson founded the Christian organization "Prison Fellowship" in 1976, which provided assistance to prisoners. In 2005, he was listed as one of the 25 most influential American preachers according to Time magazine. In early April 2012, Colson was hospitalized with a diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage. He passed away on April 21, 2012, in a hospital in Virginia.

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