Richard Milhouse Nixon

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Richard Milhouse Nixon

Childhood!

Richard Milhous Nixon was the second of five children born to Frank Nixon and Hannah Milhouse Nixon. His father was a service station owner and grocer, who also owned a small lemon farm in Yorba Linda. His mother was a Quaker exerted a strong influence on her son. Richard Nixon's early life was hard, as he characterized by saying, "We were poor, but the glory of it was we didn't know it." The family experienced tragedy early in Richard's life when his younger brother died in 1925 after a short illness and later when he was 20, his older brother, whom he greatly admired, died of tuberculosis in 1933.

Richard Milhouse Nixon

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Information!

*37th President.*Huge sports fan.*Died in 1994.*Born in 1913.*Could play 5 instruments.*Loved bowling and poker.

Richard Nixon is the 37th President. He plays five instruments and those are the clarinet, piano, saxophone, violin and accordion! He was a huge sports fan and he loved bowling and poker. Richard had four pets, Checkers, Vicky, Pasha, King Timahoe. Mr. Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. He died on April 22, 1994 in New York. Graduated 2nd in his class at Whittier College and 3rd in his class at Duke University School of Law.

Interesting Facts!

In 1952, Nixon won the nomination as vice president. Two months before the election, the New York Post reported that Nixon had a secret slush fund provided by campaign donors for his personal use. Some within Eisenhower's campaign called for removing Nixon from the ticket. Realizing that he might not win without him, Eisenhower was willing to give Nixon a chance to clear himself. In September 1952, Nixon delivered a nationally televised address in which he acknowledged the existence of the fund but denied that any of it had been used improperly.The speech was perhaps best remembered for its conclusion in which Nixon admitted accepting one political gift -- a cocker spaniel that his 6-year-old daughter, Tricia, had named Checkers. Although Nixon initially thought that the speech had failed, the public responded to what became known as the Checkers Speech. Nonetheless, the experience embedded a deep distrust of mainstream media in Nixon.. After Nixon became president, during the campaign in June, 1972, rumors began to circulate about White House involvement in a seemingly isolated burglary of the Democratic National Election Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Initially, Richard Nixon downplayed the scandal as just politics. By 1973, the investigation had mushroomed into a full scale inquest. The FBI eventually confirmed that Nixon aids had attempted to sabotage the Democrats during the election, and many resigned in the face of criminal prosecution. A Senate committee under Senator Sam Ervin soon began to hold hearings. Eventually, White House Counsel John Dean gave evidence that the scandal went all the way to the White House, including the ordering a cover-up of the scandal. Nixon continued to declare his innocence, repeatedly denying previous knowledge about the campaign sabotage and claiming to have learned about the cover-up in early 1973.

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