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|37th President of the United States|
January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
|Preceded by||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Gerald Ford|
|36th Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||Alben W. Barkley|
|Succeeded by||Lyndon B. Johnson|
United States Senator
December 1, 1950 – January 1, 1953
|Preceded by||Sheridan Downey|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Kuchel|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
January 3, 1947 – December 1, 1950
|Preceded by||Jerry Voorhis|
|Succeeded by||Patrick J. Hillings|
Richard Milhous Nixon
January 9, 1913
Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
|Died||April 22, 1994
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Stroke and cerebral edema|
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Pat Ryan (m. 1940; d. 1993)|
|Children||Patricia "Tricia" and Julie|
|Service/branch||United States Navy Reserve|
|Years of service||1942–1946, active duty
1946–1966, inactive duty
|Awards||Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2)|
|National Press Club Luncheon Speakers Richard M. Nixon, May 21, 1958, speaking on his South American tour starting at 7:11, Library of Congress|
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he became the only U.S. president to resign from office. He had previously served as a U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate studies at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife Pat moved to Washington in 1942 to work for the federal government. He subsequently served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II. Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election. Nixon served for eight years as vice president. He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California to Pat Brown in 1962. In 1968, he ran for the presidency again and was elected by defeating incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
|Navy and Marine Corps
|American Campaign Medal|
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
with two stars
|World War II Victory Medal||
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
with silver hourglass device
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