“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Richard M. Nixon (American President)
Date of Birth:
January 9, 1913
Date of Death:
April 22, 1994
Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh President of the United States and the only American president to resign the office.
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California and developed an interest in music. In the mid-1930s, he passed the bar exam and practiced law with a family friend. Amidst the outbreak of war in the early 1940s, he joined the United States Navy and served as a lieutenant commander in the Pacific during World War II. He was elected to Congress following his military service, specifically the House of Representatives, first representing California's 12th Congressional district, and later the entire state as Senator. He was chosen by party nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower to be Vice President in 1952, a position he began serving in the following year, until 1961. After an unsuccessful presidential run in 1960 and an unsuccessful run for Governor of California in 1962, Nixon was elected to the presidency in 1968, and reelected four years later.