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Portrait, Richard Milhous Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon

37th President of the United States
(January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974)

Nickname: None listed.

Born: January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California
Died: April 22, 1994, in New York, New York

Father: Francis Anthony Nixon
Mother: Hannah Milhous Nixon
Married: Thelma "Patricia" Catherine Ryan (1912-1993), on June 21, 1940
Children: Patricia Nixon (1946- ); Julie Nixon (1948- )

Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Graduated from Whittier College (1934) and Duke University Law School (1937)
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1960 tiny U.S. flag John F. Kennedy 34,226,731 303
Richard M. Nixon 34,108,157 219
1968 Richard M. Nixon 31,785,480 301
Hubert H. Humphrey 31,275,166 191
George C. Wallace 9,906,473 46
1972 Richard M. Nixon 41,167,319 520
George McGovern 29,168,509 17
John Hospers 1

Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73); tiny U.S. flag Gerald R. Ford (1973-74)

Cabinet:

Secretary of State
William P. Rogers (1969-73)
Henry A. Kissinger (1973-74)
Secretary of the Treasury
David M. Kennedy (1969-70)
John B. Connally, Jr. (1971-72)
George P. Schultz (1972-74)
William E. Simon (1974)
Secretary of Defense
Melvin R. Laird (1969-72)
Elliot L. Richardson (1973)
James R. Schlesinger (1973-74)
Attorney General
John N. Mitchell (1969-72)
Richard G. Kleindienst (1972-73)
Elliot L. Richardson (1973)
William B. Saxbe (1974)
Postmaster General
Winton M. Blount (1969-71)
Secretary of the Interior
Walter J. Hickel (1969-70)
Rogers C. B. Morton (1971-74)
Secretary of Agriculture
Clifford M. Hardin (1969-71)
Earl L. Butz (1971-74)
Secretary of Commerce
Maurice H. Stans (1969-72)
Peter G. Peterson (1972)
Frederick B. Dent (1973-74)
Secretary of Labor
George P. Schultz (1969-70)
James D. Hodgson (1970-72)
Peter J. Brennan (1973-74)
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
Robert H. Finch (1969-70)
Elliot L. Richardson (1970-73)
Caspar W. Weinberger (1973-74)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
George W. Romney (1969-72)
James T. Lynn (1973-74)
Secretary of Transportation
John A. Volpe (1969-73)
Claude S. Brinegar (1973-74)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Richard M. Nixon -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Richard M. Nixon -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by James A. Robinson, President of the University of West Florida, along with suggestions for further reading.
Richard Nixon -- from The American President
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
Richard M. Nixon -- from Character Above All
From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Tom Wicker discusses some of the issues and events that molded Nixon.

Historical Documents:

First Inaugural Address (1969)
Second Inaugural Address (1973)

Media Resources:

Audio
From his 1971 State of the Union address. (0:46)
RealAudio | MP3 (366K)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
Nixon Audio Archives
From Webcorp, sound clips from the kitchen debate with Khrushchev, Checkers speech, concession speech "you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore," explaining Watergate, and his resignation.
Video
Nixon Video Archive
From Webcorp, short AVI video clips from Nixon's Checker's speech in 1952, his "last press conference" in 1962, and from the Watergate affair in 1974.
Audio & Video
The American Presidency Projects's Presidential Audio/Video Archive for Richard M. Nixon site

Other Internet Resources:

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
"Nine acres of galleries, theaters, and gardens; the faithfully restored boyhood home of the nation's 37th President; the resting place of the President and his First Lady; an innovative policy center to nurture their legacy." Located in Yorba Linda, California.

Points of Interest:


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