Everette Howard Hunt better known as E. Howard Hunt, was an American intelligence officer and published author of 73 books. From 1949 to 1970, Hunt served as an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Along with G. Gordon Liddy and others, Hunt was one of the Nixon administration “plumbers”, a team of operatives charged with identifying government sources of national security information “leaks” to outside parties.
Hunt and Liddy plotted the Watergate burglaries and other clandestine operations for the Nixon administration. In the ensuing Watergate scandal, Hunt was convicted of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping, eventually serving 33 months in prison.