Gordon S. Ringer, 69, Judge Who Ordered Nixon to Testify in '74 By ERIC PACE Published: December 5, 1998 Gordon was born 1925 and died Nov, 1998. Gordon S. Ringer, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who tried to force President Richard M. Nixon to testify in his court in 1974 about a case linked to the Watergate affair, died on Nov. 20 at his home in Long Beach, Calif. He was 69. The cause was emphysema, The Associated Press reported. Judge Ringer, who retired last year, said on Jan. 29, 1974, Judge Ringer was assistant state attorney general in charge of the Los Angeles office before being appointed to the judgeship in 1972. He married Virginia Hartt in 1953, and she died in 1991. Surviving is his son, Mark, of Manhattan.
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