RICHARD M. NIXON
Nixon was born January 9, 1913, in a small frame house
built by his father in
. His father was Francis “Frank” Anthony Nixon (1878-1956) gas station
owner. His mother was Hannah Milhous Nixon (1885-1967). Richard was the second
of five children. He had four brothers-Harold S. Nixon, Donald Nixon, Arthur B.
Nixon and Edward C Nixon.
Richard M Nixon married Thelma Catharine “Pat” Ryan
when he was 27 and she was 28 years of age on June 21, 1940, at the Mission Inn
. They had two daughters-Patricia “Tricia” Nixon (1946- ) and Julie Nixon
(Eisenhower) (1948- ).
Nixon attended elementary schools in
, in his junior year transferred to
where he graduated first in his class in 1930. He attended
from 1930 to 1934 where he majored in History and was captain of a debating
team. He received a scholarship to
where he attended from 1934 to 1937. He was admitted to the California Bar in
Nixon served in the Navy from June 1942 to March 1946
rising from lieutenant junior grade to lieutenant commander. He started his
public service in 1947- U.S. Representative (1947-1950),
Senator (1951-1953), Vice president (1953-1961). He was nominated by the
republicans for the presidency in 1960 but was defeated by Senator John F.
Kennedy. He was also defeated for governor of
Richard Nixon was nominated for the presidency by the
republicans in 1968 and elected
President in November 5, 1968. His vice president was Shapiro T. Agnew
(1918-1996). He served 1969-1973 when he resigned due to an open investigation
by Federal prosecutors. Nixon was elected for a second term and Gerald R. Ford
(1913-2006) became the vice president after Agnew’s resignation. Ford also
succeeded Nixon after the famous Watergate scandal August 4, 1974.
While in his home at
, He suffered a severe stroke. He was taken to the New York Hospital-Cornell
medical Center in
where he slipped in to a deep coma. On Friday, April 22nd, 1994 at
9:08 pm he died.
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