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Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Thelma (“Pat”) Ryan married Richard Nixon in 1940. She was known as a supportive and loyal wife throughout her husband’s presidency.

eisonhower and nixon

Richard Nixon served as Dwight Eisenhower’s vice president from 1953 to 1961. Nixon, far left, is shown here with, left to right, his wife Pat Nixon, Mamie Eisenhower, and Dwight Eisenhower.

nixon debate

During the 1960 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Richard Nixon, left, faced Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in televised debates. Kennedy was widely regarded as the winner of the debates, and Nixon lost the election.

nixon in china

In 1972, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon traveled to China to improve relations between the two countries. Here, Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai review troops during Nixon’s historic trip.

nixon in soviat union

In 1972, Richard M. Nixon became the first American president to visit the Soviet Union. Here, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, left, toasts Nixon.

nixon 2nd inuguration

In January 1973, Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated, or sworn in, for his second term as president of the United States. His wife, Pat, center, held the Bible on which he swore his oath.

nixon and daughter

On August 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon became the first United States president to resign from office. Here, Nixon receives a hug from his daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower after giving his resignation speech..
nixon farewell
On August 8, 1974, U.S. president Richard Nixon announced that he would resign. The next day, he became emotional, left, as he said goodbye to staff members. He then boarded a helicopter, right, on the White House lawn, stopping to give a two-armed victory salute in farewell.


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