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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913-1994

Biographical History

Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) was a U.S. politician, serving as a senator and representative from California and the vice-president and 37th president of the United States. Richard Milhous Nixon was born 9 January 1913 to Francis A. and Hannah Milhous Nixon in Yorba Linda, California. He was the second of five boys. He graduated from Whittier College in 1934 and Duke University School of Law in 1937. He then returned to California to practice law. He met Thelma “Pat” Ryan in 1938, and they were married in 1940. They would have two daughters: Tricia and Julie. The Nixons moved to Washington, D.C. in January 1942, where Richard took a job at the Office of Price Administration. Four months later, he applied to join the U.S. Navy. He was inducted in August 1942. He advanced to the rank of lieutenant commander by 1946. He was elected to the California House of Representatives in 1946, reelected in 1948, and elected to the Senate in 1950. He served as vice-president under Dwight Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961. He ran, and lost, to John F. Kennedy for the office of President of the United States in 1960. He also lost a race for Governor of California in 1962. He was elected to the office of President in 1968 and re-elected in 1972. His presidency is remembered most often for the Watergate scandal. This scandal escalated and caused Nixon to resign in August 1974. He continued to work as a statesman. He suffered a stroke on April 18, 1994 and passed away four days later.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

J Malan Heslop articles and correspondence, 1944-2004

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 661 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes photocopies of articles often written by J Malan Heslop and including his photographs. Correspondences while he was the editor of the Church News and personal correspondences while he was a leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Included are papers and articles written by J Malan Heslop on the Osmond family as he was working on a book about them. There is also a film reel of President Nixon in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 24, 1970. Materials dated 1944-2004.
Dates: 1944-2004

David Matthew Kennedy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1583
Scope and Contents Diaries, correspondence, business and political records, reports, and miscellaneous items relating to Kennedy's banking and political assignments.
Dates: 1918-1979

Baruch Korff papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6201
Abstract This collection contains the catalogue and index of the Exhibition of the Rabbi Baruch Korff Archives at Brown University, 1985-1986; the full inventory of the papers; and a microfilm of the exhibition of the papers.The materials in the exhibit included materials that focused on the three aspects of Korff's life that are most documented: the rescue of European Jews during the Holocaust, the founding of the State of Israel, and the defense of President Nixon during the Watergate era (found in...
Dates: 1914-1991

Richard M. Nixon invitations to Ernest L. Wilkinson

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1359
Scope and Contents Printed invitations to various events associated with the inauguration of Richard Nixon as president of the United States on 21 Jan. 1973. The materials were sent to Ernest L. Wilkinson, president of Brigham Young University.
Dates: 1973

University Communications files on VIPs, 1978-2002

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, photographs, biographical information, and other materials relating to VIPs from 1978 to 2002. Topics include campus speakers; visiting VIPs, such as Richard M. Nixon; and Jimmy Stewart.
Dates: 1978-2002

Liu Yanping photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3010
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of a Boston ballet company, an American modern ballet company, and a Houston ballet company performing in Shanghai-Meiqi, 1995 and 1996; Brigham Young University ballroom, folk, and other dance groups, and the Young Ambassadors, performing in Shanghai-Hong Pu, 1972, 1979, 1992, and 1995; an American look-alike performance troop in Shanghai-Hong Pu; Willard Scott, Bryant Gumble, and other NBC Television workers celebrating NBC's birthday in Shanhai-Hong Pu; and some...
Dates: 1972-1996