Richard Milhous Nixon

In office: 1969-1974

Richard Nixon (1913-1994) 

Richard Milhous Nixon served as the 37th President of the United States. He was a graduate of Duke University School of Law and practiced law in California. He is the only president to have resigned from office.

During World War II, Nixon served as a Marine officer in the Pacific. After completing his tour, he returned to California to become Senator and Vice-president under General Eisenhower at only the age of 39.  

Wife: Thelma "Patricia" Catherine Ryan (1912-1993), Married on 21 June 1940

Children: Patricia Nixon (1946-), Julie Nixon (1948-)

Profession: Attorney 

Party: Republican

Results of the presidential election

 Year    Popular Vote
 Electoral Vote
 1968  Richard M. Nixon  31,785,480  301
   Hubert H. Humphrey  31,275,166
 191
   George C. Wallace  9,906,473  46
 1972  Richard M. Nixon  41,167,319  520
   George McGovern  29,168,509  17
   John Hospers    1

 

Interesting Fact:
Because of the Watergate scandal, Nixon was the first and only President of the United States of America to date to resign as he was faced with impeachment.

"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits." (Richard M. Nixon)

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