While not an official biography, the following is reprinted with the kind permission of the Royal Society.
by F.W. Campbell, F.R.S.†
Land resigned from being Presidential Advisor at the time of the Nixon-Watergate scandal in 1973. I visited him just after he had been listed as one of Nixon’s ‘200 enemies’. I congratulated him. He replied that he was particularly honoured as it was the only honour he had received without working for.