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Richard Nixon

  1. 1. Richard Nixon<br />By: Levi Fleeger<br />
  2. 2. Nixon’s Parents<br />Richard Nixon’s fathers name was Frank Nixon.<br />He was a gas station <br /> owner and grocer.<br />His mothers name was Hannah Milhous. <br />
  3. 3. Nixon’s Birth<br />Nixon was the second child of five.<br />Nixon was born on January 9, 1913. <br />He was born in Yorba <br /> Linda, California.<br />
  4. 4. Nixon’s College Years<br />Richard Nixon graduated from Whittier College in California in 1934<br />Nixon then graduated from Duke University Law School in Durham, N.C. in 1937.<br />Nixon then returned to Whittier to practice law where he met Thelma Catherine Ryan, a teacher and amateur actress. <br />
  5. 5. Nixon Gets Married<br />After Richard Nixon and Thelma Ryan were in the same play at a local community theater they decided to get married.<br />Richard Nixon and Thelma Ryan got married on June 21, 1940.<br />They later had two daughters, Patricia, born on February 21, 1946 and Julie, born on July 5, 1948.<br />Then in 1942 Nixon joined the Navy for four years.<br />
  6. 6. Nixon as a Representative <br />After Nixon returned from the Navy he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.<br />Then in 1948 Nixon was reelected.<br />In 1950, Nixon successfully ran for The U. S. Senate.<br />
  7. 7. Nixon As Vice President<br />In 1952, Nixon won nomination as vice president with Dwight D. Eisenhower.<br />Nixon served two <br /> terms as vice <br /> president.<br />
  8. 8. Nixon Runs For President<br />In 1960 Nixon received his party's presidential nomination. <br />Nixon lost the election though to John F. Kennedy.<br />Nixon then retired to a private life in California.<br />
  9. 9. Nixon Runs For Governor<br />In 1962 he decided to run for governor of California but he lost.<br />He then moved to New York City to practice law.<br />Through the next few years Nixon became an expert.<br />
  10. 10. Nixon For President<br />In 1968, Nixon won the Republican nomination for president.<br />Nixon hardly won the election against Lyndon B. Johnson’s vice president, Hurbert Humphrey, but he did, becoming the 37th president of the United States as a Republican with Spiro T. Agnew as his vice president.<br />Some people say that <br /> Nixon was a <br /> “do-nothing” president.<br />
  11. 11. Nixon IsReelected<br />In 1972, Nixon was reelected with Gerald Ford as his vice president.<br />At the beginning of his second term in June 1972 a political scandal involving abuse of power that was called “Watergate” happened and one of the tapes confirmed that Nixon himself had knowledge of the cover-up and actively worked to keep it hidden.<br />
  12. 12. Nixon Retires<br />Nixon was going to be impeached for the Watergate scandal but he retired before they had an opportunity to.<br />Nixon retired with his wife to live in San Clemente, California.<br />In April 1994, Nixon died of a huge stroke in New York city ten months after his wife’s death of lung cancer.<br />He was buried beside his wife in Yorba Linda, California.<br />
  13. 13. “A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”-Richard Nixon<br />