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Nixon, Richard M.
A Richard M. Nixon speech, during which he released the transcripts of the White House tapes, April 29, 1974
Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–94) was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946, the Senate in 1950, and he served as Dwight D. Eisenhower's running mate in 1952. He lost a presidential bid in 1960 to John F. Kennedy and [Page 500]unsuccessfully challenged California governor Pat Brown in 1962. In 1968 Nixon ran for the presidency with Spiro Agnew as his running mate and defeated Vice President Hubert Humphrey to become the thirty-seventh president.
Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913. He was educated at Whittier High School, Whittier College, and Duke University Law School. In 1940 he married Patricia Ryan and served in ...