President Richard Nixon

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Richard M. Nixon was the United States of America’s thirty-seventh president.

President Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California on January 9, 1913 and grew up to become America’s thirty-seventh president.

He was a lawyer and sailor before he became President of the United States at age 56. His place of primary affiliation was California.

Richard Nixon became president on Monday, January 20, 1969 and left the office on Friday, August 9, 1974. President Richard Nixon was a member of the Republican Party and his vice presidents were Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford.

Richard M. Nixon's nicknames include Tricky Dick, Richard the Chicken-Hearted, and Gloomy Gus.

Richard M. Nixon is the only president who resigned "voluntarily".

He inherited the Vietnam War from his predecessors and chose the escalation of the war as a means to negotiate a better final solution, which meant massive amounts of bombs on Vietnam and a lot of turmoil at home.

Nixon softened relations with both China and the Soviet Union. He also worked on civil rights, the social security system and minimum wage.

Richard M. Nixon was 81 years old when he died on April 22, 1994.

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