Charles Colson Net Worth

Charles Colson Net Worth is
$1.9 Million

Charles Colson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012) was an Evangelical Christian leader who founded Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint. Prior to his conversion to Christianity, he served as Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973.Once known as President Nixon's "hatchet man," Colson gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate scandal, for being named as one of the Watergate Seven, and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. In 1974, he served seven months in the federal Maxwell Prison in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.Colson became a Christian in 1973. His mid-life conversion to Christianity sparked a radical life change that led to the founding of his non-profit ministry Prison Fellowship and to a focus on Christian worldview teaching and training. Colson was also a public speaker and the author of more than 30 books. He was the founder and chairman of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, which is "a research, study, and networking center for growing in a Christian worldview", and while he was alive included Colson's daily radio commentary, BreakPoint, which was heard in its original format on more than 1,400 outlets across the United States.Colson was a principal signer of the 1994 Evangelicals and Catholics Together ecumenical document signed by leading Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholic leaders in the United States.Colson received 15 honorary doctorates, and in 1993 was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the world's largest annual award (over US$1 million) in the field of religion, given to a person who "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension". He donated this prize to further the work of Prison Fellowship, as he did all his speaking fees and royalties. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush.

Date Of BirthOctober 16, 1931, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedApril 21, 2012, Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, USA
SpousePatricia Ann Hughes (m. 1964), Nancy Billings (m. 1953–1964)
ChildrenEmily Colson
Star SignLibra
1In 1972, telephone conversation with Hunt: When I write my memoirs, I'm going to say that the Watergate was brilliantly conceived as an escapade that would divert the Democrats' attention from the real issues, and therefore permit us to win a landslide that we probably wouldn't have won't otherwise.
2On the 1972 election reaction: I couldn't feel any sense of jubilation. Here we were, supposedly winning, and it was more like we'd lost. The attitude was, 'Well, we showed them, we got even with our enemies and we beat them,' instead of 'We've been given a wonderful mandate to rule over the next four years. We were reduced to our petty worst on the night of what should have been our greatest triumph.
3I went to prison, voluntarily. I deserved it.
4You don't have to tell me. I'd still be drinking if it weren't for what Christ did in my life. I know faith-based works.
5In 1973 on his religious conversion: This so-called White House hatchet man, ex-Marine captain, was crying too hard to get the keys into the ignition. I sat there for a long time that night deeply convicted of my own sin.
1He died from complications of a brain hemorrhage at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He had brain surgery to remove a clot on March 30, 2012 after becoming ill while speaking at a conference. He lived in Naples, Florida and Leesburg, Virginia.
2He was sent to prison after pleading guilty to obstructing justice in one of the criminal plots that undid President Nixon's administration. He was a 38 year old Washington Attorney when joined the Nixon White House in 1969. He hired E. Howard Hunt, a veteran covert operator for the Central Intelligence Agency, to spy on President Nixon's opponents for the 1972 election. Their plots of crimes and misdemeanors became known as the Watergate scandal.
3The subterfuge began to unravel after Hunt and five other C.I.A. and F.B.I. veterans were arrested in June 1972 after a botched burglary and wiretapping operation at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Office Complex in Washington D.C.
4On June 21, 1974, he was sentenced to prison and fined $5,000. Nixon resigned seven weeks later. He served seven months in prison. In July 1971, he approved Hunt's plan to steal files from the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Ellsberg was the former National Security Council consultant..
5In 1976, he founded the Prison Fellowship Ministries. In 1983, he established the Justice Fellowship. In 1993, he won the $1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion and donated it to his ministries. He retired in October 2006. In 2008, President Bush awarded him the Presidential Citizens Medal.
6In 2000, Gov. Jeb Bush restored his right to practice law, vote, and serve on a jury since he lost those rights with his felony conviction.
7He was the only child of Wendell B. Colson, a lawyer, and Inez Ducrow Colson. He had 15 different addresses and attended eight schools in the Boston area. He was a teenage volunteer for Robert F. Bradford re-election for Massachusets governor.
8He graduated from Browne & Nichols private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1948. He went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a scholarship from the Navy Reserve Officer Training Program. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1953 and joined the United States Marines.
9In 1956, he went to Washington D.C. as an administrative assistant to senator Leverett Saltonstall, a Massachusetts Republican.
10He obtained a law degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1959.
11He is survived by his second wife, Patricia Ann Hughes; three children, Wendell Ball II, Christian Colson and Emily Ann Colson; and five grandchildren.
12Attended Brown University on a Navy ROTC Scholarship, graduated with honors in 1953, then was a Marine Corps officer from 1953 to 1955, retiring as a Captain.
13Earned his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School in 1959.
14Richard Nixon's chief counsel (1969-1973).


Born Again1978book - as Charles W. Colson


Faith in the Big House2011DocumentaryHimself
Joni and Friends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Prayer in America2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHimself
With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood vs. Religion1994Video documentaryHimself - Chairman: Prison Fellowship (as Charles W. Colson)
A Parliament of Souls1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Watergate1994TV Mini-Series documentary
A Place Called Home1991Video documentaryHimself
The Breakfast Club1983TV SeriesHimself
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry!1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Attorney

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Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

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