Lowell Weicker: Maverick Connecticut Senator and Governor

From a New York Times obit by Kirk Johnson headlined “Lowell Weicker, Maverick Connecticut Senator and Governor, Dies at 92”:

Lowell P. Weicker Jr., a liberal Republican who earned a national reputation for pugnacious political independence — first as a young United States senator during the Watergate hearings and later as a third-party governor of Connecticut — died in Middletown, Connecticut.

Mr. Weicker was an obscure junior senator from Connecticut and a member of President Richard M. Nixon’s own party in 1973 when he took an assignment on the Senate select committee that was investigating the Watergate affair — the break-in at the offices of the Democratic opposition by a White House team of burglars and the administration’s attempts to cover up the crime.