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Richard M. Nixon Facts and Trivia

Birthday: January 9, 1913
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, CA
College or University: Whittier College, Duke University School of Law
Religion: Quaker
Occupation or Profession: U.S. House of Representatives
Military Rank: Commander
Married: Thelma (Patricia) Catherine Ryan Nixon
Children: Patricia (Tricia) and Julie Nixon
President number: 37th
Political Party: Republican
Runner Up: Hubert Humphrey
Vice President: Spiro Agnew, Gerald Ford
Age at Inauguration: 56
Served: 1969-1974
Number of terms: less than 2
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Vice President
Died: April 22, 1994 in New York, NY
Age at Death: 81
Place of Burial: Yorba Linda, California

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Richard Nixon grew up in poverty. He worked hard in school and was offered scholarships for college.

- Nixon earned a nickname of "Tricky Dicky" due to the tricks he used to win an election to the Senate in 1950.

- During Nixon's term, the nation was divided over the war in Vietnam. There were many protests over the Vietnam War and also civil rights.

- Nixon had a bowling alley installed in the White House.

- Nixon was in office when U.S. astronauts landed on the moon.

- Nixon brought the troops home from Vietnam.

- Nixon improved relationships with China and the Soviet Union. In 1971, communication with Communist China opened up after the Chinese invitation to the U.S. to compete in a Ping-Pong competition.

- Nixon resigned from office when he lied about the Watergate scandal. He resigned so he did not have to face trial in the Senate.


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