Biography of Richard Nixon - the 37th President of the US

Richard Milhous Nixon Or Richard Nixon born on January 9, 1913 was elected as the thirty-seventh President of the United States(1969 to 1974) and also formerly the thirty-sixth Vice President during the presidential rule of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961).

Richard Nixon
During the Second World War, he was the Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific region. Just next he was elected to the Congress and served as the Vice President. Nixon was elected in 1968 after an abortive presidential rule in 1960.

President Nixon introduced a foreign policy marked by relief with the Soviet Union. It started diplomatic and friendly relations with the People's Republic of China. His centralized biased conservative sometimes illogical and liberal action in civil rights, environmental and economic initiatives was not much acceptable to the people. the Watergate scandal was the main reason of Nixon's resignation as the president almost on the verge of impeachment by the United States House of Representatives.

His descendant, Gerald Ford,applied for a contradictory pardon for the various federal crimes Nixon may have committed. He is the only President of the United States to have resigned due to the possible impeachment from the office.

Nixon wrote a book on foreign affairs with the title "Real Peace" in 1983. His outstanding achievements include revenue sharing, the abolishment of the draft, introduction of new anti crime laws, and a future prospect environmental program. The most dramatic event of his presidential term occurred in 1969, when American astronauts stepped first on the moon.

Richard Nixon died on April 22, 1994 and was buried in the ground of Richard Nixon Library.

Full Name:Richard Milhous Nixon
Date of Birth:January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California
Died on:April 22, 1994, New York, New York
Burial site:Nixon Library Grounds, Yorba Linda, California
Parents:Francis Anthony and Hannah Milhous Nixon
Spouse:Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan (1912-1993; m. 1940)
Children:Patricia "Tricia" (1946- ); Julie (1948- )
Education:Whittier College (B.A., 1934); Duke University Law School (LL.B., 1937)
Profession(s):Lawyer; naval officer
Government ranks:U.S. Office of Emergency Management attorney; U.S. Representative and senator from California; vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower
Political party:Republican
President Term:January 20, 1969-January 20, 1973 (first term); January 20, 1973-August 9, 1974 (second term)
Age when assumed office:56
Outcome of the Election
1968Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew (Republican)31710470301
Hubert H. Humphrey / Edmund S. Muskie (Democratic)31209677191
George C. Wallace / Curtis E. LeMay (American Independent)989395246
1972Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew (Republican)7108459520
George S. McGovern / R. Sargent Shriver (Democratic)2908472617
Snapshot of Richard Nixon's life
1913Born in California
1937Graduates from Duke University Law School
1942Serves in the U.S. Navy during World War II
1947-50Serves as U.S. Representative from California
1950-53Serves as U.S. Senator from California
1953-61Serves as vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower
1960Loses presidential election to John F. Kennedy
1962Loses California gubernatorial election to Edmund G. Brown Sr.
1969-74Serves as thirty-seventh U.S. President
1973Vietnam cease-fire negotiated
1974Resigns as president because of the Watergate scandal
1994Dies in New York
Presidential Term and its details
Dates:January 20, 1969-January 20, 1973 (first term)
January 20, 1973-August 9, 1974 (second term)
Vice President:Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73)
None (1973)
Gerald R. Ford (1973-74)

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Last Updated on: September 29th, 2017