|R. Spencer Oliver|
|secretary general Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe|
R. Spencer Oliver Junior (born 1938) is an American politician involved in the Watergate scandal. He is the current secretary general of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Oliver has also worked as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission from 1976-1985 and as Chief Counsel of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives until January 1993. Oliver does not use his first name and is referred to as Spencer Oliver.
During the Watergate burglaries two phones inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee headquarters had wiretaps placed inside them. One of those phones was the phone of Spencer Oliver who at the time was working as the executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairmen the other was the phone of the secretary of Democratic National Chairman Larry O'Brien 
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
R. Spencer Oliver has been the secretary general of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe since its inception. He was chosen as the Assembly's first general secretary by the Bureau in a meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in October 1992. Oliver has faced criticism for the length of his tenure 
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