He won his second term as President to the United States but circumstances contrived to see him resign his presidency in 1974 as a result of the Watergate Scandal.
Richard Nixon Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1913 - 1994 *** Full Name: Richard Milhous Nixon *** Nickname: Tricky Dick *** Occupation: American Lawyer, Politician and 37th President of the United States *** Date of Birth: Richard Nixon was born on January 9th 1913 *** Place of Birth: Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California, U.S. *** Family background: His father was Francis A. Nixon and his mother was Hannah Milhous. His father had been raised a Methodist but when he married his mother, who was of the Quaker faith, his father converted. Richard would be raised as an evangelical Quaker *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with four brothers, Harold, Donald, Arthur and Edward. The family was poor but moving to California his father opened a gas station and grocery store *** Education: Richard Nixon attended East Whittier Elementary School and then on to Fullerton Union High School however he transferred to Whittier High School in his junior year and graduated from there ***
Richard Nixon Fact 1: Richard Nixon was born on January 9th 1913 and during the 20th century period in history when there were world changing events happening including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Richard Nixon Fact 2: Although he was given the opportunity for a tuition grant to attend Harvard university, his brother’s continued poor health meant his mother needed to remain at home to care for him and so Richard was needed to assist with the store. Instead he attended Whittier College and was funded with a small inheritance from his maternal grandfather.
Richard Nixon Fact 9: By 1948 he made national news when as a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee when his investigation into the Alger Hiss spy case was broken wide open.
Richard Nixon Fact 10: By 1949 he was decided to run for the United States Senate and won. While a member of the Senate he took a very strong stance against global communism.
Richard Nixon Fact 12: The press reported that Nixon had a political fund, although not illegal, they claimed it left Nixon vulnerable to conflict of interest. It was at this time that Nixon gave what would become to be known as the Checkers speech.
Richard Nixon Fact 17: In 1968 he decided the time was right to make his bid for the presidency especially as the Vietnam War had divided the Democratic party. His decision was the right one and he won the 1968 presidential election.
Richard Nixon Fact 19: It would also be during Nixon’s term as President that American withdrew from the Vietnam War. He was also responsible for opening talks with the Soviet Union and entering into an age of “peaceful coexistence”.
Richard Nixon Fact 20: By 1972 Nixon had decided to run for a second term and by November 1972 had won one of the biggest victories for the presidential election in American history.
Richard Nixon Fact 21: His second term however would not be as fruitful as his first. The scandal that would become Watergate erupted and this would have a devastating effect on Nixon’s presidency. He would however insist he had done nothing wrong but unfortunately tapes in his position would ultimately prove that he had been made aware of certain activities he previously denied although he still maintained he had done nothing wrong.
Richard Nixon Fact 22: Richard Nixon resigned from the office of the President of the United States on August 9th 1874 and so avoided being impeached.
Richard Nixon Fact 23: Although not directly involved in politics after his retirement, he continue to give speeches and began writing his memoirs.
Richard Nixon Fact 24: Richard Nixon died on April 22nd 1994 having suffered a severe stroke, aged eighty one years. His body laid to rest next to his beloved wife Pat at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
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