Richard Milhous Nixon

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Born

Jan 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994

Richard Nixon died of paralysis due to a stroke and swelling of the brain on April 22, 1994 in New York. He was buried in Yorba Linda in California.

Attented Whitter College

1930 - 1934

Engaged to Ola Florence Welch

1933 - 1935

daughter of the Whittier police chief

Attended Duke Law School

1934 - June 1937

Third of his class

Lawyer

1937 - 1942

Married Thelma "Patricia" Catherine Ryan

June 21, 1940

Became Attorney for U.S. Office of Emergency Management

1942

Navy

August 1942 - January 1, 1946

Daughter Patricia Nixon was born

1946

Member of U.S. House of Representatives

1947 - 1951

Daughter Julie Nixon was born

1948

United States Senator

1951 - 1953

Checkers Speech

Sept 23, 1952

Vice President (under Eisenhower)

1953 - 1961

Ran for President

1960

Ran for President again; won

1968

Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th President of the U.S.

1969 - Aug 8, 1974

Nixon signs the Selective Service Reform bil

1969

Nixon announces a plan to withdraw 25,000 U.S. troops from South Vietnam

August 1969

executive order ending occupational and parental deferments for the draft.

1970

National Guardsmen Kent State University in Ohio shoot and kill four students

1970

approves and signs the Postal Reorganization Ac

1970

signs a Wage-Price Controls Bill

1971

certifies the 26th Amendment

1971

meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Peking (now Beijing)

1972

5 arrested breaking in to Democrat National Party headquarters at the Watergate

June 16, 1972

VP Spiro Agnew resigns & pleads "no contest"

1973

Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns and pleads "no contest" to charges stemming from a kickback scheme he ran while Governor of Maryland. Agnew is fined $10,000 and sentenced to three years probation.

Gerald Ford is nominated for vice president and is confirmed by Congress.

1973

Nixon increases Social Security benefits

1973

Impeachment brought upon Nixon

July 1974

(July) Three articles of impeachment are brought against Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee: obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and the unconstitutional defiance of its subpoenas.

Supreme Court orders Nixon to turn over 64 tapes to Senate Watergate Committee

July 24, 1974

He refuses

Nixon resigns the presidency in a televised address.

Aug 8, 1974

Phelbitis

October 1974

Published Memoirs

1978

Suffered severe stroke

April 18, 1994

Funeral

April 27, 1994