Richard Nixon

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Date of Birth January 9, 1913
Place of Birth Yorba Linda, California
Date of Death Apr 22, 1994 (81)
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Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. A member of the Republican Party, Nixon previously served as the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, having risen to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. After five years in the White House that saw the conclusion to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, détente with the Soviet Union and China, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, he became the only president to resign from the office, following the Watergate scandal. Nixon was born into a poor family of Quakers in a small town in Southern California. He graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife Pat moved to Washington in 1942 to work for the federal government. He served on active duty in the Navy Reserve during World War II. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946.

Born: Richard Milhous Nixon, January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
Died: April 22, 1994, New York City, U.S.
Resting place: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Political party: Republican
Children: Tricia, Julie
Parents: Francis A. Nixon, Hannah Milhous
Education: Whittier College (BA), Duke University (JD)
Vice President: Spiro Agnew (1969–1973), None (Oct–Dec 1973), Gerald Ford (1973–1974)
Preceded by: Lyndon B. Johnson
Succeeded by: Gerald Ford
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About Richard Nixon

The 37th President of the United States who became the first US president to resign from office, relinquishing the position in the aftermath of the 1974 Watergate Scandal.

Richard Nixon Before Fame

He gained national recognition after the House Un-American Activities Committee, of which he was a member, successfully proved that Alger Hiss was a Communist spy.

Achievement of Richard Nixon

His many accomplishments, especially in the area of foreign policy, included bringing an end to the Vietnam War, improving relations with the Soviet Union, and becoming the first president to visit the People's Republic of China. He posthumously gained the appreciation of progressives for his many liberal domestic policies.

Richard Nixon Family Life

He was married to Pat Ryan from 1940 to 1993. They had two daughters, Tricia and Julie, together.

Associations of Richard Nixon

He and Bill Clinton forged a close bond during Clinton's first term, to the surprise of many, and Clinton was said to be devastated by Nixon's passing.

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