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|Richard Milhouse Nixon|
|Education:|| Whittier College (B.A.)
Duke University (J.D.)
|Born||January 9, 1913|
|Died||April 22, 1994 (aged 81)|
Before becoming President he was a notorious Red baiter, distorting his Liberal opponents voting records to imply that they were secret Communists or Communist sympathizers. He worked on the House Unamerican Activities Committee, until he was elected Senator from California. He was selected to be the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican nominee for President in 1952. Nixon became Vice President in 1953 and served until 1961. He also ran unsuccessfully in 1960 for president, losing to John F. Kennedy and unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in 1962. Following these losses, Nixon announced his retirement from politics. This was a lie as in 1968 he ran again for president of the United States and was sadly elected.
There were a whole load of dirty tricks when Nixon was re-elected which got to be called Watergate.
Nixon as presidentEdit
Many consider him the worst president ever, but some call him "The greatest segregator in history". He died in 1994 because of a stroke.
Controversial and up for debate: -opened China
Bad: Introduced HMOs
During his second term in 1973, his Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after criminal charges of Bribery, Tax evasion and money laundering from his term as Governor of Maryland. This showed the corruption of the Nixon administration and foreshadowed the news leak of the Watergate scandal. Nixon appointed Gerald Ford as Vice President without any American voting for Ford.
According to him, he is not a crook.
- .The History Place, Impeachment of Richard Nixon For anyone wanting to learn about Watergate this is well worth reading.