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  Richard Nixon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California to Francis A. Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon in a house his father built from a kit purchased from Sears, Roebuck.
Nixon was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1946, defeating Democratic incumbent Jerry Voorhis for California's 12th congressional district.
Nixon's sense of being persecuted by his "enemies," his grandiose belief in his own moral and political excellence, and his commitment to utilize ruthless power at all costs led some experts to describe him as having a narcissistic and paranoid personality.
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 Nixon, Richard Milhous. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Nixon’s Southern strategy, through which he hoped to woo the South into the Republican party, led him to weaken the federal government’s commitment to racial equality and to sponsor antibusing legislation in Congress.
Soon after his reelection Nixon’s popularity plummeted as the growing revelations of the Watergate affair indicated pervasive corruption in his administration, and there was widespread criticism of the amount of government money spent on his private residences.
Nixon refused to relinquish these, basing his refusal on claims of “executive privilege,” i.e., the confidentiality of executive communications whose release might endanger national security.
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 Biography of Richard Nixon
Nixon's political career began in 1947 when he was elected to the House of Representatives, after campaigning strongly as an anti-communist.
Nixon was embroiled in a scandal and delivered a famous television address that came to be known as the Checkers Speech.
Nixon was re-elected in a landslide in 1972, defeating Senator George McGovern, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 1973.
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 Character Above All: Richard M. Nixon Essay
Richard Nixon was an introvert in the extroverted calling of the politician.
Whether or not Nixon actually saw these adversaries as Franklins, their presence and manner are bound to have whetted his class instinct; and Kennedy's disputed victory in 1960 must have been the more crushing because of it....
So he did--and the indelible marks Richard Nixon left on American history are Watergate and his resignation from the presidency before he could be impeached.
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 Richard M. Nixon
Nixon soon emerged as the most skillful members of the House of Un-American Activities Committee and played an important role in the interrogation of Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers.
These cases brought Nixon to the attention of the public and in 1952 Dwight Eisenhower chose him as his running mate in the presidential election of 1952.
Nixon became a lawyer in Los Angeles, and after losing the race for governor of California in 1962, claimed he was retiring from politics.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994) was the thirty-sixth (1953 - 1961) Vice President, and the thirty-seventh (1969 - 1974) President of the United States.
Nixon was elected to the Senate in 1950, defeating actress/congresswoman Helen Gahagan, who Nixon accused during the campaign of having communist sympathies.
Nixon died on April 22, 1994, at the age of 81 from complications related to a stroke and was buried beside his wife Pat Nixon in the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Richard Milhous Nixon
Nixon graduated second in his class and won a scholarship to Duke University law school, where he graduated third in his class.
Nixon's ongoing obsession with political enemies resulted in the Watergate scandal, and in August 1974 Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign.
Afterward, Nixon wrote a number of books on international affairs and, toward the end of his life, was somewhat rehabilitated as a foreign policy expert.
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 The History Place - Impeachment: Richard Nixon
This second loss led Nixon to bitterly announce he was leaving politics, telling reporters "...you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore." However, he re-emerged as a presidential candidate in 1968 and ran a successful campaign against Democrat Hubert Humphrey, squeaking out a victory in one of the closest elections in U.S. history.
President Nixon's personal secretary Rose Mary Woods was eventually blamed as having caused the erasure supposedly after she had been asked to prepare a summary of taped conversations for the President.
In all this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
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 Richard M. Nixon
Nixon with Karen and Richard Carpenter at the White House, August 1972.
Nixon in one of his favorite formal portraits, with a bust of Abraham Lincoln in the background, September 1970.
Nixon hugs his daughter, Julie, after informing her of his decision to resign the presidency, August 7, 1974.
www.gmu.edu /library/specialcollections/nixon.html   (1008 words)

 watergate.info - The Scandal That Destroyed President Richard Nixon
By 1952, Nixon had been chosen as Dwight Eisenhower's vice-presidential running mate, but not before he was embroiled in a scandal that led to the infamous Checkers Speech.
Nixon died in 1994 and was eulogised by the political establishment, although he was still a figure of controversy.
The investigations into Watergate that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon are a case study in the operation of the American Constitution and political values.
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 Amazon.com: RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon: Books: Richard Nixon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But Nixon's downfall is put a part of this extensively written memoir, focusing also on the ex-president's incredible achievements as a peacemaker and his rise to national recognition as a fervent anti-Communist and his about-face in reaching out to the world's two most powerful communist countries (China and the former Soviet Union) once in office.
Nixon, in his own words, is a mandatory addition to any Nixon library, and its historical value is apparent even if the reader disagrees with the man's explanation for some of the petty characteristics that brought down what may well have been one of the most productive presidential administrations in history.
President Richard Nixon does this in his memoirs and when you finish this massive book, you feel for the guy, understand him better and realise that the public at large do not understand or appreciate one of the greatest presidents of all time.
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 Richard Milhous Nixon
Nixon was a high school debater and was undergraduate president at Whittier College in California, where he was graduated in 1934.
Nixon's anti-Communism ideals, his Western roots, and his youth figured into his selection in 1952 to run for vice president on the ticket headed by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Richard Milhous Nixon: First Term - First Term In 1968 Nixon again won the Republican nomination for president; Spiro T. Agnew was his...
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 Nixon Era Center Library
Nixon's determination to strengthen the Indians' sense of autonomy without threatening their sense of community became even more evident when he asked Congress to repeal the 1953 House Concurrent Resolution which had endorsed integration at the expense of self-determination.
When Nixon's increased funding for elementary and secondary beginning with the Education Amendments of 1972 are added to Nixon's other social welfare spending programs the percentage of such expenditures increased from 49 percent of the GNP 1965 to almost 60% in 1975.
Nixon remains the only modern president whose personality, rhetoric, and image can be used with impunity to dismiss or ignore his concrete achievements, especially in the area of expanding civil rights enforcement in particular, and domestic reform in general.
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 President Richard Nixon: Health & Medical History
It's widely acknowledged that Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election to John Kennedy because of his physical appearance during a television debate with JFK.
Nixon was indisposed, having "sufferred something like a nervous breakdown, telling Kissinger that he was being attacked [by his critics in the worsening Watergate scandal] 'because of their desire to kill the President.
Through his mother, Nixon was a seventh cousin twice removed of William Howard Taft [4a] and an eighth cousin once removed of Herbert Hoover [4b].
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 Nixon's Enemies List - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nixon's Enemies List is the informal name of what started as a list of President Richard Nixon's major political opponents compiled by Charles Colson and sent in memorandum form to John Dean on September 9, 1971.
The original 20 names in Colson's memo (and his notes accompanying them) were as follows, although a master list of Nixon political opponents was developed later.
Paul Newman has said that his inclusion on the list is one of his greatest accomplishments.
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 Richard Nixon - Wikiquote
RICHARD NIXON: We're going to [put] more of these little Negro bastards on the welfare rolls at $2,400 a family--let people like Pat Moynihan and [special consultant] Leonard Garment and others believe in all that crap.
Richard Nixon as a boy, on the Teapot Dome scandal.
Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning.
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 Court TV Wills of Famous People: Richard Nixon
RICHARD M. NIXON, residing in the Borough of Park Ridge, County of Bergen and State of New Jersey, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, revoking all prior Wills and codicils.
In the event such property is distributed to an organization other than the RICHARD NIXON LIBRARY & BIRTHPLACE, I request such organization to bear in mind my wish that such property ultimately repose in such Library, if and when it qualifies as a charitable organization under Sections 170(c) and 2055(a) of the Code.
In the event such property is distributed to an organization other than the RICHARD NIXON LIBRARY & BIRTHPLACE, I request such organization to bear in mind my wish that such property ultimately repose in such Library, if and when it qualifies as a charitable organization tinder Sections 170(c) and 2055(a) of the Code.
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 Nixon White House Tapes
President Richard M. Nixon White House Tapes: 1971 conversations in the Oval Office with Ronald Reagan, on the vote to seat China at the UN, and with Attorney General John Mitchell, on the appointment of Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court.
President Richard M. Nixon and Attorney General John Mitchell (10/19), Attorney General John Mitchell (10/20), Chief of Staff H.R. "Bob" Haldemann, and presidential aide Alexander Butterfield (10/8).
President Richard M. Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, White House Secretary Rose Mary Woods, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, White House Chief of Staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, OMB Director George Schultz, Treasury Secretary John Connally, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and White House aides Charles Colson and Patrick Buchanan.
www.c-span.org /executive/presidential/nixon.asp   (1039 words)

 Internet Public Library: POTUS
Richard M. Nixon -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
From Webcorp, sound clips from the kitchen debate with Khrushchev, Checkers speech, concession speech "you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore," explaining Watergate, and his resignation.
From Webcorp, short AVI video clips from Nixon's Checker's speech in 1952, his "last press conference" in 1962, and from the Watergate affair in 1974.
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 Dirty Politics--Nixon, Watergate, and the JFK Assassination
Perhaps Nixon was trying to deflect attention from the fact that the plane he had arrived on had originated from Dallas, Texas.
NIXON: When you get in to these people, say: "Look, the problem is that this will open the whole, the whole Bay of Pigs thing, and the President just feels that..." ah, I mean, without going into the details of, of lying to them to the extent to say that there is no involvement.
Nixon Foundation comment: "The charge that the 37th President of the United States had any knowledge of, and indirect moral and operational responsibility in the murder of the 35th President of the United States is so reprehensible that it should render wholly illegitimate any text or narrative in which it is contained."
dirtypolitics.50megs.com /dirty.htm   (1213 words)

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