Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)
37th President of the United States January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974
Richard M Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a representative and senator from California and was the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Richard Nixon was born in California in 1913 and attended Whittier College and Duke University Law School. He married Patricia Ryan in 1940 and they had two daughters.
His accomplishments as president include ending the draft, new anticrime laws, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
He is known for his foreign policy. In 1972 his visited both Beijing and Moscow, reducing tensions with both nations. His Secretary of State Kissinger negotiated a disengagement agreement between Egypt, Syria, and Israel in 1974.
When his Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in 1973, House minority leader Gerald R Ford was nominated and approved. Facing impeachment, he resigned from the presidency on August 9, 1974.
Following his presidency, he wrote numerous books and was revered as an elder statesman. Although his presidential term ended with Watergate, his accomplishments were praised in his later years.
Lyndon Baines Johnson died suddenly of a heart attack on January 22, 1973.
In April 1994 Richard Nixon suffered a stroke. He died 4 days later, on April 22, 1994.
A star was named for President Nixon and his wife in 1983.
Pres. & Mrs. Richard Milhous Nixon
Auriga RA 5h 33m 2.00s D 42° 46' 0.00"
December 25, 1983