American Presidents

Richard M.Nixon
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Did You Know?

• The SALT agreement passed while he was in the White House.
• During his term, Nixon went to both China and the Soviet Union.
• He is the only president to have resigned.
• He is the first president to have visited all fifty states.


Richard M. Nixon
(January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994)

Life Facts

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• First Lady: Thelma Catherine ("Pat") Ryan Nixon, Wife
• Number of Children: 2
• Education Level: Graduate
• School Attended: Whittier College, Duke University
• Religion: Quaker
• Profession: Military, Lawyer, Business, Government Employ
• Military Service: Lieutenant Cmdr.

Public Service:
• Dates of Presidency: 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974
• Presidency Number: 37
• Number of Terms: 2
• Why Presidency Ended: Resignation
• Party: Republican
• His Vice President(s): Spiro T. Agnew, Gerald R. Ford
• Vice President For: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
• Senator: California (1951-1953)
• House of Representatives: California (1947-1950)
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Gravesite: Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Nixon Archives at College Park - College Park, MD, 301-713-6950
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• Richard M. Nixon Life Portrait: From Richard M. Nixon Library and birthplace - Yorba Linda, CA
  Guests included: Melvin Small, author, The Presidency of Richard Nixon; John Taylor, executive director, Nixon Library and birthplace; Joan Hoff, author, Nixon Reconsidered; and Jo Lyons, docent, Nixon Library Watch | Order Videotape
• Frank Gannon interview with Nixon Watch

• Booknotes with Richard Nixon on his book, Seize The Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World (2 part series) Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

• Interview with Julie Nixon Eisenhower (President Nixon's daughter)  and David Eisenhower (President Eisenhower's grandson) Watch

• Ben Bradlee on covering Nixon Watch

 • 1974 State of the Union address Watch

• 25th anniversary of Watergate Watch

 • Nixon's farewell to staff in East Room Watch

• Nixon resignation speech Watch

 • Nixon’s funeral Watch 

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