Nixon was born January 9, 1913, in a small frame house built by his father in Yorba Linda , California . 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 in Riverside , California . They had two daughters-Patricia “Tricia” Nixon (1946- ) and Julie Nixon (Eisenhower) (1948-  ).  

Nixon attended elementary schools in Yorba Linda and Whittier , California . From Fullerton High school , in his junior year transferred to Whittier High school where he graduated first in his class in 1930. He attended Whittier College from 1930 to 1934 where he majored in History and was captain of a debating team. He received a scholarship to Duke University Law School where he attended from 1934 to 1937. He was admitted to the California Bar in November 1937.  

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), U. S. 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 California in 1962.  

Richard Nixon was nominated for the presidency by the republicans in 1968 and elected US 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 Park Ridge , New Jersey , He suffered a severe stroke. He was taken to the New York Hospital-Cornell medical Center in Manhattan where he slipped in to a deep coma. On Friday, April 22nd, 1994 at 9:08 pm he died.

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