Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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President Richard Milhous Nixon
Born in Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Riverside, Riverside, California, United Statesmap
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Died in Bronxville, Westchester, New York, United States of Americamap
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Preceded by
36th President
Lyndon Johnson

Preceded by
35th Vice President

Alben W. Barkley

Preceded by
Sheridan Downey
Richard Milhous Nixon
37th President
of the United States
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36th Vice President
of the United States
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US Senator (Class 3)
from California
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Succeeded by
38th President
Gerald Ford

Succeeded by
37th Vice President

Lyndon B. Johnson

Succeeded by
Thomas Kuchel

"The impact of my Quaker heritage on my personality
has been underestimated." -- Richard Nixon.[2]



Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate work at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937, and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife, Pat Nixon, moved to Washington to work for the federal government in 1942.

He subsequently served in the United States Navy during World War II. Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election. Nixon served for eight years as vice president. In 1960, he was initiated as an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity at the Beta Omicron Chapter at Wayne State University.

He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California in 1962. In 1968, he ran again for the presidency and was elected.

Although Nixon initially escalated America's involvement in the Vietnam War, he subsequently ended US involvement in 1973. Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 opened diplomatic relations between the two nations, and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union the same year. Domestically, his administration generally embraced policies that transferred power from Washington to the states. Among other things, he initiated wars on cancer and drugs, imposed wage and price controls, enforced desegregation of Southern schools and established the Environmental Protection Agency. Though he presided over Apollo 11, he scaled back manned space exploration. He was reelected by a landslide in 1972[3].

Richard Nixon had two daughters Tricia (born February 21st, 1946 ) and Julie (born July 5th, 1948). Tricia married corporate lawyer Edward Finch Cox and lives in Manhattan. Julie married David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight David Eisenhower.

Personal Details

  • Born: Richard Milhous Nixon, January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California, US
  • Died: April 22, 1994 (aged 81), New York City, US
  • Resting Place: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Yorba Linda, California 33°53′21″N 117°49′10″W
  • Spouse: Pat Ryan (1940–1993, died)
  • Children: Tricia, Julie
  • Political party Republican
  • Alma mater: Whittier College, Duke University
  • Profession: Lawyer
  • Religion: Quaker, more ...


Name: Richard Milhous Nixon[4]


Birth Date: 9 Jan 1913
Place: Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United States[4]


Death Date: 22 Apr 1994
Place: Bronxville, Westchester, New York, United States of America[4]


  1. Resigned to become Vice President, vacant January 1, 1953 – January 3, 1953 when successor appointed.
  2. Richard Nixon wrote to Jonathan Aitken, Jonathan Aitken, "Nixon: A Life (Regnery)." mrl
  3. Wikipedia: Richard Nixon
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Birth date: 9 Jan 1913 Birth place: Death date: 22 Apr 1994 Death place: Bronxville, Westchester, New York, United States of America


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Richard and Pat Nixon lived in Ottumwa, Iowa prior to World War II. This newspaper article includes reminiscences from some of their living neighbors.
Richard and Pat Nixon lived in Ottumwa, Iowa prior to World War II.  This newspaper article includes reminiscences from some of their living neighbors.

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On 24 Nov 2016 at 02:04 GMT James Stewart wrote:

I have an article from the Des Moines _Register_ (finding the exact print date would take some research) about RMN's early Navy career, spent in Ottumwa, Iowa. Kind of a look back at 1942-1943... Would there be any value to you in scanning it and including it as a "Source"?? (I imagine many of the more well-known details and dates would be "common knowledge."

On 1 Nov 2014 at 04:30 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Bell, R. M. (1971, June 10). "The Ancestry of Richard Milhous Nixon". (3rd ed). Washington, PA: Nixon Library. PDF.

On 5 May 2014 at 18:06 GMT Sheila x wrote:

On 4 Mar 2014 at 18:29 GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:

His daughter Tricia was born in the 1940's and married a Cox

On 4 Mar 2014 at 18:22 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

There is a PATRICIA MARY NIXON, b. 1950's on WikiTree but not certain if it's Trisha Nixon . Seems like she should be on her as a child.

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