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Richard M. Nixon

37th President of the United States

(1969 - 1974)


36th Vice-President of the United States

(1953 - 1961)

"The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes "with healing in its wings"; with compassion for those have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the peoples of this earth to choose their own destiny.

--Inaugural Address, 1969

Full Name: Richard Milhous Nixon

Born: January 9, 1913

Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California

Father: Francis A. Nixon (1878-1956)

Mother: Hannah Milhous Nixon (1885-1967)

Wife: Pat Nixon (1912-1993)

Married: June 21, 1940

Religious Preference: Society of Friends (Quaker)

Previous Experience: Lawyer, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Vice-President

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 56

Term of Office (Vice-President): January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Term of Office (President): January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974


Died: April 22, 1994

Age at Death: 81

Place of Burial: Yorba Linda, California

President at Time of Death: Bill Clinton

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1968 Richard Nixon (R) 301 31,710,470
  Hubert H. Humphrey (D) 191 30,898,055
  George C. Wallace (I) 46 9,906,473
1972 Richard Nixon (R) 520 46,740,323
  George S. McGovern (D) 17 28,901,598
  John Hospers (L) 1 3,673