Nixon, Richard M. (1913–1994)

RICHARD MILHOUS Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California, the son of Hannah Milhous and Francis Nixon. His mother was an Evangelical Quaker who hoped that her son would one day become a Quaker missionary. The effect of his mother's strict Quaker ideology was not strong enough to burn a lasting impression on the future president, who chose to enter politics once he returned from the Navy after World War II. Nixon would have one of the most tumultuous political careers of the 20th century, which subsequently saw him resign as president of the United States on August 9, 1974, following the Watergate Scandal. Nixon's troubles and allegations of scandals, however, were never solely confined to simply the Watergate issue.

In 1946, Nixon was elected to ...

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