Rosemary Woods, former secretary to President Richard M. Nixon, has passed away at the age 87.

Woods came to prominence in 1972 when she took responsibility for an 18 1/2 minute gap in a recorded conversation between Nixon and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman that might’ve revealed the full extent of the President’s knowledge of the ensuing Watergate break-in.

Though I’ve never had a secretary, I can only hope that if I someday employ such an individual, he or she will be as attractive, dilligent, loyal and prone to destroying incriminating evidence as Ms. Woods.