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Nixon, Richard M. (1913–1994)

RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON was one of only two Americans to hold all four federal elective offices: U.S. representative, senator, vice president, and president. He was also the only president ever to resign the office. Nixon was born in the house his father built in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913, second of the five sons of Francis A. (Frank) Nixon and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon. Nixon graduated from Whittier College in 1934 and Duke University Law School in 1937. He was rejected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and unable to find work at any eastern law firm, returned to Los Angeles County and went to work in a small law firm. On June 21, 1940, Nixon married Thelma Catherine (Patricia) Ryan. They had ...

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