Richard Nixon

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Richard Nixon

37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974add

Category: Politics

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (65%), (7%), California (4%)

Main connections: California, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford

Linked to: Time, United States Navy, Republican Party, Whittier College

 

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Nixon was born to Francis A. Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon on January 9, 1913, in a house his father built in Yorba Linda, California. add something


1916

Nixon makes his newspaper debut in 1916, contributing five cents to a fund for war orphans. add something


1924

In these difficult years, America has suffered from a fever of words; from inflated rhetoric that promises more than it can deliver; from angry rhetoric that fans discontents into hatreds; from bombastic rhetoric that postures instead of persuading. add something


1928

Nixon's parents permitted him to transfer to Whittier, California High School for his junior year, beginning in September 1928. add something


1933

In 1933, he became engaged to Ola Florence Welch, daughter of the Whittier, California police chief; the two broke up in 1935. add something


1934

After his graduation from Whittier, California in 1934, Nixon received a full scholarship to attend Duke University School of Law. The school was new and sought to attract top students by offering scholarships. add something


1937

Instead, he returned to California and was admitted to the bar in 1937. add something

 

Nixon not only kept his scholarship but was elected president of the Duke Bar Association and graduated third in his class in June 1937. add something


1938

In 1938, he opened up his own branch of Wingert and Bewley in La Habra, California, and became a full partner in the firm the following year. add something

 

In January 1938, Nixon was cast in the Whittier, California Community Players production of The Dark Tower. add something


1941

In his political campaigns, Nixon would suggest that this was his response to Pearl Harbor, but he had sought the position throughout the latter part of 1941. add something


1942

In January 1942, the couple moved to Washington, D.C., where Nixon took a job at the Office of Price Administration. add something

 

His application was successful, and he was inducted into the Navy in August 1942. add something

 

Nixon completed Officers Candidate School and was commissioned as an ensign in October 1942. add something


1945

In 1945, Republicans in California's 12th congressional district, frustrated by their inability to defeat Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis, sought a consensus candidate who would run a strong campaign against him. add something

 

In January 1945, he was transferred to the Bureau of Aeronautics office in Philadelphia to help negotiate the termination of war contracts, and he received another letter of commendation for his work there. add something

 

In October 1945, he was promoted to lieutenant commander. add something


1946

He resigned his commission on New Year's Day 1946. add something

 

When he left the Navy at the start of 1946, Nixon and his wife returned to Whittier, California, where Nixon began a year of intensive campaigning. add something


1947

In Congress, Nixon supported the Taft–Hartley Act of 1947 and served on the Education and Labor Committee. add something


1948

In 1948, Nixon successfully cross-filed as a candidate in his district, winning both major party primaries, and was comfortably reelected. add something

 

Vannevar Bush - President Truman *awarded Bush the Medal of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster in 1948, President Lyndon Johnson *awarded him the National Medal of Science in 1963, and President Richard Nixon presented him with the Atomic Pioneers *award from the Atomic Energy Commission in February 1970


1949

In 1949, Nixon began to consider running for the United States Senate against the Democratic incumbent, Sheridan Downey, and entered the race in November of that year. add something


1950

Nixon campaigns for the Senate in 1950. add something

 

Downey, faced with a bitter primary battle with Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas, announced his retirement in March 1950. add something

 

Melvyn Douglas - As a three-term Congresswoman, she was later Richard Nixon's opponent for the United States Senate seat from California in 1950


1952

Eisenhower was nominated for president by the Republicans in 1952. add something

 

With pressure building for Eisenhower to demand Nixon's resignation from the ticket, the senator went on television to deliver an address to the nation on September 23, 1952. add something

 

Clint Eastwood - Eastwood registered as a Republican to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and passively supported Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns.

 

Dan Lungren - From 1952, Lungren's father was the personal physician and a close friend of former President Richard Nixon.


1953

A 1953 tour of the Far East succeeded in increasing local goodwill toward the United States and prompted Nixon to appreciate the potential of the region as an industrial center. add something

 

On his return to the United States at the end of 1953, Nixon increased the amount of time he devoted to foreign relations. add something


1954

Despite intense campaigning by Nixon, who reprised his strong attacks on the Democrats, the Republicans lost control of both houses of Congress in the 1954 elections. add something

 

Nixon made a point of shaking Zhou's hand, something which-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had refused to do in 1954 when the two met in Geneva. add something


1955

In a December 1955 meeting, Eisenhower proposed that Nixon not run for reelection in order to give him administrative experience before a 1960 presidential run and instead become a Cabinet officer in a second Eisenhower administration. add something


1956

Although no Republican was opposing Eisenhower, Nixon received a substantial number of write-in votes against the President in the 1956 New Hampshire primary election. add something

 

When Eisenhower announced his reelection bid in February 1956, he hedged on the choice of his running mate, stating that it was improper to address that question until he had been renominated. add something


1957

In the spring of 1957, Nixon undertook another major foreign trip, this time to Africa. add something

 

Eisenhower suffered a mild stroke in November 1957, and Nixon gave a press conference, assuring the nation that the Cabinet was functioning well as a team during Eisenhower's brief illness. add something


1959

Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev argue as the press looks on in part of what came to be known as the Kitchen Debate, July 24, 1959. add something

 

In July 1959, President Eisenhower sent Nixon to the Soviet Union for the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow. add something

 

Nikita Khrushchev - In 1959, during Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union, Khrushchev took part in what later became known as the Kitchen Debate, as Nixon and Khrushchev had an impassioned argument in a model kitchen at the American National Exhibition in Moscow , with each defending the economic system of his country


1960

In 1960, Nixon launched his first campaign for President of the United States. add something

 

Nixon believed that with the Democrats torn over the issue of the Vietnam War, a Republican had a good chance of winning, although he expected the election to be as close as in 1960. add something

 

The Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates, 1960. add something

 

Jackie Robinson - After supporting Richard Nixon in his 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, Robinson later praised Kennedy effusively for his stance on civil rights

 

John Diefenbaker - Diefenbaker hoped that US Vice President Richard Nixon would win the 1960 US presidential election, but when Nixon's Democratic rival, Senator John F. Kennedy won the race, he sent Senator Kennedy a note of congratulations

 

L. Ron Hubbard - He sought to exert political influence, advising Scientologists to vote against Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election and establishing a Department of Government Affairs "to bring government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology

 

Jack Kemp - In 1960 and 1961, Kemp was an editorial assistant to "San Diego Union" editor and future Richard Nixon aide Herb Klein

 

Nikita Khrushchev - Khrushchev considered U.S. Vice President Nixon a hardliner, and was delighted by his defeat in the 1960 presidential election

 

Lyndon B. Johnson - Others say that the Kennedy campaign was desperate to win the 1960 election against Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and needed Johnson on the ticket to help carry Southern states.

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Raised in a politically conservative household, at age thirteen Rodham helped canvass South Side Chicago following the very close 1960 U.S. presidential election, where she found evidence of electoral fraud against Republican candidate Richard Nixon.

 

John Wayne - Wayne supported Vice President Richard Nixon in the presidential election of 1960, but expressed his vision of patriotism when John F. Kennedy won the election: "I didn't vote for him but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job.


1961

At the end of his term of office as vice president in January 1961, Nixon and his family returned to California, where he practiced law and wrote a bestselling book, Six Crises, which included coverage of the Hiss case, Eisenhower's heart attack, and the Fund Crisis, which had been resolved by the Checkers speech. add something


1962

Local and national Republican leaders encouraged Nixon to challenge incumbent Pat Brown for Governor of California in the 1962 election. add something


1963

Nixon shows his papers to an East German officer to cross between the sectors of the divided city of Berlin, 1963. add something

 

The Nixon family traveled to Europe in 1963, where Nixon gave press conferences and met with leaders of the countries he visited. add something


1964

In 1964, he supported Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for the Republican nomination for president; when Goldwater was successful in gaining the nomination, Nixon was selected to introduce the candidate to the convention. add something

 

Steve McQueen - He did, however, campaign for Democrat Lyndon Johnson in 1964 before voting for Republican Richard Nixon in 1968.


1965

Dan Rather - After serving as a foreign correspondent for CBS in London in 1965 and Vietnam in 1966, he served his second tenure as White House correspondent during the Richard Nixon presidency


1966

Nixon was one of the few leading Republicans not blamed for the disastrous results, and he sought to build on that in the 1966 congressional elections. add something


1967

At the end of 1967, Nixon told his family he planned to run for president a second time. add something

 

Kissinger played a major role in the settlement, and was able to reestablish US relations with Egypt for the first time since 1967; Nixon made one of his final international visits as president there in June 1974. add something


1968

Nixon had campaigned as an ERA supporter in 1968, though feminists criticized him for doing little to help the ERA or their cause after his election, though he appointed more women to administration positions than Lyndon Johnson had. add something

 

Nixon and Johnson meet at the White House before Nixon's nomination, July 1968. add something

 

Spiro Agnew - Agnew's moderate image, immigrant background, and success in a traditionally Democratic state made him an attractive running mate for the 1968 Republican presidential nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon

 

Spiro Agnew - As late as early 1968, Agnew was a strong supporter of Nelson Rockefeller, one of Nixon's opponents, but by June had switched to supporting Nixon

 

Haley Barbour - Barbour attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, but skipped the first semester of his senior year to work on Richard Nixon's 1968 election campaign.

 

Paul Newman - Carthy in 1968For his support of Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and his opposition to the War in Vietnam, Newman was placed nineteenth on Richard Nixon's enemies list, which Newman claimed was his greatest accomplishment.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower - David, after whom Camp David is named, married Richard Nixon's daughter Julie in 1968.

 

Jackie Gleason - Gleason supported Richard Nixon in his 1968 election

 

Loretta Young - In both 1968 and 1981 she was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan

 

Ronald Reagan - Shortly after the beginning of his term, Reagan tested the presidential waters in 1968 as part of a "Stop Nixon" movement, hoping to cut into Nixon's Southern support and be a compromise candidate if neither Nixon nor second-place Nelson Rockefeller received enough delegates to win on the first ballot at the Republican convention.

 

Jackie Robinson - Switching his allegiance to the Democrats, he subsequently supported Hubert Humphrey against Nixon in 1968

 

John Wayne - He was asked to be the running mate for Democratic Alabama Governor George Wallace in 1968, rejecting the offer and actively campaigned for Richard_Nixon; Wayne addressed the Republican National Convention on its opening day in August 1968.


1969

Nixon chats with a future voter at the Washington Senators' 1969 Opening Day, with Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, Senators owner Bob Short and Nixon aide Jack Brennan. add something

 

Nixon approved a secret bombing campaign of North Vietnamese positions in Cambodia in March 1969 to destroy what was believed to be the headquarters of the Viet Cong. add something

 

Charles de Gaulle - As part of a European tour, Nixon visited France in 1969.

 

Gerald Ford - Congress passed several of Nixon's proposals, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Tax Reform Act of 1969.

 

Donald Rumsfeld - In 1969, Nixon sought to reform and reorganize the United States Office of Economic Opportunity, an organization created during the Kennedy administration and greatly expanded as a part of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs, rather than eliminate it outright

 

Alexander Haig - In 1969, he was appointed Military Assistant to the Presidential Assistant for National Security Affairs, Henry Kissinger, a position he retained until 1970 when President Richard Nixon promoted Haig to Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

 

Nicolae Ceausescu - President Richard Nixon was invited to Bucharest in 1969, which was the first visit of a United States president to a Communist country.

 

Donald Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld was reluctantly appointed by President Richard Nixon to head the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1969; appointed Counselor by Nixon and entitled to Cabinet-level status, he would head up the Economic Stabilization Program before being appointed Ambassador to NATO. Called back to Washington in August 1974, Rumsfeld was appointed Chief of Staff by President Ford, recruiting a young one-time staffer of his, Dick Cheney, to succeed him when Ford nominated Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense in 1975

 

Pee Wee Russell - His last gig was with Wein at the inaugural ball for President Richard Nixon on 21 January 1969.

 

Glenn T. Seaborg - Seaborg was called to the White House in the first week of the Nixon Administration in January 1969 to advise President Richard Nixon on his first diplomatic crisis involving the Soviets and nuclear testing


1970

In 1970, Congress had granted the President the power to impose wage and price freezes, though the Democratic majorities, knowing Nixon had opposed such controls through his career, did not expect Nixon to actually use the authority. add something

 

Paine drew up ambitious plans for the establishment of a permanent base on the moon by the end of the 1970s and the launch of a manned expedition to Mars as early as 1981. add something

 

This could not be accomplished overnight, and the US economy continued to struggle through 1970, contributing to a lackluster Republican performance in the midterm congressional elections (Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress throughout Nixon's presidency). add something

 

In August 1970, the Soviets asked Nixon to reaffirm the agreement. add something

 

By September 1970, fewer than ten percent of black children were attending segregated schools. add something

 

Nixon and Mexican president Gustavo Díaz Ordaz riding a presidential motorcade in San Diego, California, September 1970. add something

 

The election of Marxist candidate Salvador Allende as President of Chile in September 1970 led Nixon to order that Allende not be allowed to take office. add something

 

The process—which began in secret, but quickly leaked—had not been completed when the US deduced that the Soviets were expanding their base at the Cuban port of Cienfuegos in October 1970. add something

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - In 1970, Nixon convinced Bush to relinquish his House seat to again run for the Senate against Ralph Yarborough, a fierce Nixon critic.

 

George H. W. Bush - In 1970, Nixon convinced Bush to relinquish his House seat to again run for the Senate against Ralph Yarborough, a fierce Nixon critic

 

Orson Welles - In 1970, Welles narrated a satirical political record on the administration of President Richard Nixon entitled The Begatting of the President.

 

Antonin Scalia - In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, first at minor administrative agencies, and as an assistant attorney general

 

Barbara McClintock - McClintock was awarded the National Medal of Science by Richard Nixon in 1970

 

John Paul Stevens - Stevens's role in the Greenberg Commission catapulted him to prominence and was largely responsible for President Richard Nixon's decision to appoint Stevens as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on November 20, 1970

 

Donald Rumsfeld - When he left OEO in December 1970, Nixon named Rumsfeld Counsellor to the President, a general advisory position that earned him Cabinet-status


1971

A breakthrough came in early 1971, when Chairman Mao invited a team of American table tennis players to visit China and play against top Chinese players. add something

 

The three men relax before dinner, Key Biscayne, FL, December 1971. add something

 

John Lennon - Vietnam War - Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement

 

Donald Rumsfeld - In 1971 Nixon was recorded saying about Rumsfeld "at least Rummy is tough enough" and "He's a ruthless little bastard

 

Barbara Streisand - In 1971, Streisand was one of the celebrities listed on President Richard Nixon's infamous Enemies List.

 

Spiro Agnew - Oval Office tapes reveal that in 1971, Nixon and his chief of staff, Bob Haldeman, discussed their desire to have Agnew resign from office before the following year's campaign season

 

Alan Shepard - He was appointed by President Nixon in July 1971 as a delegate to the 26th United Nations General Assembly, serving from September to December 1971


1972

Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai toast during Nixon's 1972 visit to China. add something

 

On May 24, 1972, Nixon approved a five-year cooperative program between NASA and the Soviet space program, culminating in the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, a joint mission of an American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in 1975. add something

 

President Nixon greets Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao_Zedong in a historic visit to the People's Republic of China, 1972. add something

 

President Nixon shakes hands with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai upon arriving in Beijing. add something

 

The Making of the President 1972. add something

 

In February 1972, Nixon and his wife traveled to China. add something

 

I. M. Pei - After US President Richard Nixon made his famous 1972 visit to China, a wave of exchanges took place between the two countries

 

Pearl S. Buck - Buck was "heartbroken" when she was prevented from visiting China with Richard Nixon in 1972

 

Sammy Davis, Jr. - Davis had a complex relationship with the African-American community, and attracted criticism after physically embracing Richard Nixon in 1972

 

James Brown - During the 1972 presidential election, Brown again endorsed Nixon for his second term

 

James Brown - During the 1972 presidential election, James Brown openly proclaimed his support of Richard Nixon for reelection of the presidency over Democrat candidate George McGovern

 

Ted Kennedy - Following Republican Richard Nixon's victory in November, Kennedy was widely assumed to be the front-runner for the 1972 Democratic nomination

 

Charlton Heston - He is reported to have voted for Richard Nixon in 1972, though Nixon is unmentioned in his autobiography.

 

George Carlin - He said the last time he voted was in 1972, for George McGovern, who ran for President against Richard Nixon

 

Timothy Leary - In 1972, President Richard Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell, persuaded the Swiss government to imprison Leary, which it did for a month, but the Swiss refused to extradite him back to the United States

 

Edward Witten - McGovern lost the 1972 election in a landslide to Richard Nixon

 

Colin Powell - Powell served a White House fellowship, a highly selective and prestigious position, under President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1973

 

Spiro Agnew - When John Ehrlichman, the President's counsel and assistant, asked Nixon why he kept Agnew on the ticket in the 1972 election, Nixon replied that "No assassin in his right mind would kill me" because they would get Agnew

 

Clyde Tolson - When Hoover died on May 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C., Tolson was briefly the acting head of the FBI, but one day later he was replaced by acting director L. Patrick Gray, appointed by President Richard Nixon

 

Frank Sinatra - In July 1972, after a lifetime of supporting Democratic presidential candidates, Sinatra announced he would support Republican U.S. President Richard Nixon for re-election in the 1972 presidential election.

 

John Ford - In October 1972 the Screen Directors Guild staged a tribute to Ford and in March 1973 the American Film Institute honored him with its first Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony which was telecast nationwide, with President Richard Nixon promoting Ford to full Admiral and presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


1973

After years of fighting, the Paris Peace Accords were signed at the beginning of 1973. add something

 

As this still would have left some forty million people uncovered, Kennedy and the other Democrats declined to support it, and the measure failed, though a Nixon proposal for increased use of health maintenance organizations passed Congress in 1973. add something

 

He insisted that he had made mistakes, but had no prior knowledge of the burglary, did not break any laws, and did not learn of the cover-up until early 1973. add something

 

Nixon fields questions at a press conference, October 26, 1973. add something

 

Nixon meets with Brezhnev during the Soviet leader's trip to the US in 1973. add something

 

The embargo caused gasoline shortages and rationing in the United States in late 1973, and was eventually ended by the oil-producing nations as peace took hold. add something

 

The military regrouped under General Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew Allende in 1973. add something

 

He reimposed price controls in June 1973. add something

 

In July 1973, White House aide Alexander Butterfield testified that Nixon had a secret taping system that recorded his conversations and phone calls in the Oval Office. add something

 

A demonstrator demands Nixon's impeachment, October 1973. add something

 

When an Arab coalition led by Egypt and Syria attacked in October 1973, beginning the Yom Kippur War, Israel suffered initial losses. add something

 

George H. W. Bush - Amidst the Watergate scandal, Nixon asked Bush to become chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973

 

George Herbert Walker Bush - Amidst the Watergate scandal, Nixon asked Bush to become chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973.

 

John Ford - In 1973, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Nixon, whose campaign he had publicly supported.

 

Robert Bork - On October 20, 1973, Solicitor General Bork was instrumental in the "Saturday Night Massacre", U.S. President Richard Nixon's firing of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, following Cox's request for tapes of his Oval Office conversations


1974

Having made considerable progress over the previous two years in US-Soviet relations, Nixon embarked on a second trip to the Soviet Union in 1974. add something

 

Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of the Watergate tapes, April 29, 1974. add something

 

Resignation speech of President Richard Nixon, delivered August 8, 1974. add something

 

The legal battle over the tapes continued through early 1974, and in April 1974 Nixon announced the release of 1,200 pages of transcripts of White House conversations between him and his aides. add something

 

Nixon meets with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, June 1974. add something

 

Barry Goldwater - He played little part in the election or administration of Richard Nixon, but he helped force Nixon's resignation in 1974

 

Barry Goldwater - In 1974, as an elder statesman of the party, Goldwater successfully urged President Richard Nixon to resign when evidence of a cover-up in the Watergate scandal became overwhelming and impeachment was imminent

 

Sun Myung Moon - On 1 February 1974, President Richard Nixon publicly thanked a Unification Church-related pro-Nixon campaign and officially received Moon

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton - The committee's work culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974.

 

Antonin Scalia - After Nixon's resignation, the nomination was continued by President Gerald Ford, and Scalia was confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1974

 

Jerry Brown - In the General Election on November 5, 1974, Brown was elected Governor of California over California State Controller Houston I. Flournoy; Republicans ascribed the loss to anti-Republican feelings from Watergate, the election being held only ninety days after President Richard Nixon resigned from office


1975

By early 1975, Nixon's health was improving. add something

 

Nixon had wanted to return to China, but chose to wait until after Ford's own visit in 1975. add something

 

North Vietnam conquered South Vietnam in 1975. add something

 

The interviews helped improve Nixon's financial position—at one point in early 1975 he had only $500 in the bank—as did the sale of his Key Biscayne property to a trust set up by wealthy Nixon friends such as Bebe Rebozo. add something


1976

In February 1976, Nixon visited China at the personal invitation of Mao. Nixon had wanted to return to China, but chose to wait until after Ford's own visit in 1975. add something

 

Nixon biographer Black points out that had no pardon been issued, Nixon would likely have been on trial in November 1976, causing a GOP loss by a much greater margin. add something

 

Spiro Agnew - Had Agnew remained as Vice President when Nixon resigned just 10 months later, Agnew himself would have become the 38th President, as well as a strong candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1976, both of which instead went to Ford


1977

In August of that year, he met with British talk-show host and producer David Frost, who paid him $600,000 for a series of sit-down interviews, filmed and aired in 1977. add something

 

Gerald Ford - After Ford left the White House in 1977, intimates said that the former President privately justified his pardon of Nixon by carrying in his wallet a portion of the text of Burdick v.


1978

In 1978, Nixon published his memoirs, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, the first of ten books he was to author in his retirement. add something

 

In early 1978, Nixon went to the United Kingdom. add something

 

Nixon joins Gerald_Ford and President Jimmy_Carter at the White House for the funeral of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, 1978. add something


1979

Nixon journeyed to the White House in 1979, invited by Carter for the state dinner for Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping. add something

 

Nixon speaks with Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping and US President Jimmy Carter at the White House, 1979. add something

 

Nixon had a private meeting with Deng and visited Beijing again in mid-1979. add something


1980

In early 1980, the Nixons purchased a New York City townhouse after being rejected by two Manhattan co-ops. add something

 

Nixon supported Ronald Reagan for president in 1980, making television appearances portraying himself as, in biographer Stephen Ambrose's words, "the senior statesman above the fray". add something

 

When the former Shah of Iran died in Egypt in July 1980, Nixon defied the State Department, which intended to send no US representative, by attending the funeral. add something

 

Gerald Ford - Had Ford won the election, the provisions of the 22nd Amendment would have disqualified him from running in 1980, because he had served more than two years of Nixon's remaining term.


1983

Govern, Nixon's onetime opponent, commented in 1983, "President Nixon probably had a more practical approach to the two superpowers, China and the Soviet Union, than any other president since World War II . add something


1986

In 1986, Nixon addressed a convention of newspaper publishers, impressing his audience with his tour d'horizon of the world. add something


1991

In January 1991, the former president founded the Nixon Center, a Washington policy think tank and conference center. add something


1993

Nixon visits President Bill Clinton in the White House family quarters, March 1993. add something


1994

Five US presidents and their first ladies attend the funeral of Richard Nixon, April 27, 1994. add something

 

Richard Nixon died in 1994 add something

 

He suffered a debilitating stroke on April 18, 1994, and died four days later at the age of 81 add something

 

Nixon suffered a severe stroke on April 18, 1994, while preparing to eat dinner in his Park Ridge home add something

 

Nixon's funeral took place on April 27, 1994 add something

 

Spiro Agnew - As a gesture of reconciliation, Nixon's daughters invited Agnew to attend Nixon's funeral in 1994, and Agnew complied


1996

Spiro Agnew - In 1996, when Agnew died, Nixon's daughters returned the favor by attending Agnew's funeral


1998

During the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998, both sides tried to use Nixon and Watergate to their advantage: Republicans suggested that Clinton's misconduct had been comparable to Nixon's, while Democrats contended that Nixon's actions had been far more serious than those of the incumbent add something


1999

In October 1999, a volume of 1971 White House audio tapes was released that contained statements by Nixon deemed derogatory toward Jews add something


2000

You'll be here in the year 2000 and we'll see how I'm regarded add something


2001

Gerald Ford - In 2001, he was presented with the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his decision to pardon Richard Nixon to stop the agony America was experiencing over Watergate.

 

Gerald Ford - In 2001, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to Ford for his pardon of Nixon.


2004

Sean Penn - In 2004, he played a disturbed man bent on killing the president in The Assassination of Richard Nixon.


2011

According to political economist Nigel Bowles in his 2011 study of Nixon's economic record, the new president did little to alter Johnson's policies through the first year of his presidency add something

 

Historian Paul Charles Milazzo in his 2011 paper on Nixon and the environment, points to Nixon's creation of the EPA and his enforcement of legislation such as the 1973 Endangered Species Act, stating that "though unsought and unacknowledged, Richard Nixon's environmental legacy is secure add something

 

Cary Elwes - On 23 October 2011, "Variety" reported that Elwes will make his directorial debut with an independent film, "Elvis & Nixon"


2013

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2016

In late 2016, historian John Farrell publicized notes in which Haldeman wrote down Nixon's instructions during the campaign add something