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  1. Jan 5, 2023 · Richard Nixon, in full Richard Milhous Nixon, (born January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California, U.S.—died April 22, 1994, New York, New York), 37th president of the United States (1969–74), who, faced with almost certain impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, became the first American president to resign from office.

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    • Born in a Yorba Linda farmhouse in 1913, Nixon moved to Whittier in 1922.
    • Nixon graduated 2nd in his class at Whittier College and 3rd in his class at Duke University School of Law.
    • Nixon returned to Whittier after law school and married Patricia Ryan at the nearby Mission Inn.
    • In 1942, Nixon joined the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
    • Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt are the only two people to appear on a national presidential ticket five times. Nixon won election in four of the five races, as did FDR.
    • Nixon had a chance to attend Harvard but had to decline. As a student, Richard Nixon was third in his class and was offered a tuition grant to Harvard, but he was needed at home by his family.
    • He was also an outstanding law student. After graduating from Whittier College in California, Nixon received a full scholarship to Duke Law and graduated third in his class.
    • Nixon was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. He served in a variety of administrative positions but didn’t see combat during his time in the Pacific.
  2. Apr 22, 1994 · Facts Did You Know? Nixon applied to join the FBI 32 years before he was elected president. In 1974 and 1975, Nixon mandated daylight savings time year-round. Nixon founded an orange juice company that eventually failed. Nixon installed a bowling alley in the White House's basement. Photos and Videos See All Videos, Images and Audio →

  3. During World War II, Nixon served as a Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific. On leaving the service, he was elected to Congress from his California district. In 1950, he won a Senate seat....

  4. Dec 15, 2022 · United States presidential election of 1972, American presidential election held on November 7, 1972, in which Republican Pres. Richard Nixon was elected to a second term, defeating Democrat George McGovern in one of the largest landslides in U.S. history. In January 1971 McGovern announced his candidacy for the 1972 presidential election. Initially, most political observers assumed that the ...

  5. Nov 9, 2009 · Richard Nixon (1913-94), the 37th U.S. president, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. Nixon stepped down in 1974, halfway through his second term, rather...

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