Richard Milhous Nixon

37th President of the United States
(January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974)

Nickname: None

Born: January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California
Died: April 22, 1994, in New York, New York

Father: Francis Anthony Nixon
Mother: Hannah Milhous Nixon
Married: Thelma "Patricia" Catherine Ryan (1912-1993), on June 21, 1940
Children: Patricia Nixon (1946- ); Julie Nixon (1948- )

Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Graduated from Whittier College (1934) and Duke University Law School (1937)
Occupation: Lawyer, public official
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1960 John F. Kennedy
Richard M. Nixon
1968 Richard M. Nixon
Hubert H. Humphrey
George C. Wallace
1972 Richard M. Nixon
George McGovern
John Hospers
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73); Gerald R. Ford (1973-74)

Secretary of State
William P. Rogers (1969-73)
Henry A. Kissinger (1973-74)
Secretary of the Treasury
David M. Kennedy (1969-70)
John B. Connally, Jr. (1971-72)
George P. Shultz (1972-74)
William E. Simon (1974)
Secretary of Defense
Melvin R. Laird (1969-72)
Elliot L. Richardson (1973)
James R. Schlesinger (1973-74)
Attorney General
John N. Mitchell (1969-72)
Richard G. Kleindienst (1972-73)
Elliot L. Richardson (1973)
William B. Saxbe (1974)
Postmaster General
Winton M. Blount (1969-71)
Secretary of the Interior
Walter J. Hickel (1969-70)
Rogers C. B. Morton (1971-74)
Secretary of Agriculture
Clifford M. Hardin (1969-71)
Earl L. Butz (1971-74)
Secretary of Commerce
Maurice H. Stans (1969-72)
Peter G. Peterson (1972)
Frederick B. Dent (1973-74)
Secretary of Labor
George P. Schultz (1969-70)
James D. Hodgson (1970-72)
Peter J. Brennan (1973-74)
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
Robert H. Finch (1969-70)
Elliot L. Richardson (1970-73)
Caspar W. Weinberger (1973-74)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
George W. Romney (1969-72)
James T. Lynn (1973-74)
Secretary of Transportation
John A. Volpe (1969-73)
Claude S. Brinegar (1973-74)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Richard M. Nixon -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Richard M. Nixon -- from The American Presidency
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by James A. Robinson, President of the University of West Florida, along with suggestions for further reading.
Richard Nixon -- from The American President
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other websites, and lesson plans.
Richard Milhous Nixon -- from
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
Richard M. Nixon -- from Character Above All
From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Tom Wicker discusses some of the issues and events that molded Nixon.
Historical Documents:
First Inaugural Address (1969)
Second Inaugural Address (1973)
Beyond Peace (excerpt) (1994)
Media Resources:
From his 1971 State of the Union address. (0:46)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
Nixon Audio Archives
From Webcorp, sound clips from the kitchen debate with Khrushchev, Checkers speech, concession speech "you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore," explaining Watergate, and his resignation.


Nixon Video Archive
From Webcorp, short AVI video clips from Nixon's Checker's speech in 1952, his "last press conference" in 1962, and from the Watergate affair in 1974.
Other Internet Resources:
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
"Nine acres of galleries, theaters, and gardens; the faithfully restored boyhood home of he nation's 37th President; the resting place of the President and his First Lady; an innovative policy center to nurture their legacy." Located in Yorba Linda, California.
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