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Who was Richard Nixon?
Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1969 and ended in 1974. He was 56 years old when he first began his term of office on January 20, 1969.

Richard Nixon's Nickname Meanings
Richard Milhous Nixon was named after the family name of his mother
'Hannah Milhous Nixon'. He had a variety of nicknames including Tricky Dick, Richard the Chicken-Hearted, Gloomy Gus and The Boss. His most famous nickname 'Tricky Dicky' was first given due to allegations of dirty tricks during the 1950 US Senate race of California. It later applied to the circumstances surrounding the the Watergate Scandal. Gloomy Gus was an old nickname given at college due to his serious and often pessimistic nature.


Description and Picture of Richard Nixon
The picture of Richard Nixon portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as an imposing figure, being 6 feet in height and 175 pounds in weight. He had small, brown colored eyes and his hair was brown that turned slightly gray with age. He had a prominent nose and heavy eyebrows and a pale, sallow skin. Richard Nixon's appearance was a blow to his ratings in his famous televised presidential debate with John F Kennedy. In the TV program, shown on 26th September 1960, JFKs bronzed complexion made him look like the picture of health compared to Nixon with his sallow complexion that looked almost gray due to his fast-growing stubble, that made him look ill.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Richard Nixon like?
The personality of Richard Nixon is described as a serious, forceful, introverted intellectual. He suffered from a low self-esteem with feelings of inadequacy. He was an extremely hard worker and paid attention to detail and strove for excellence. He had high expectations of those who worked for him and a temper if people failed to give him what he wanted. He had the courage to face adversity and the ability to 'stonewall' his critics. Evasive and devious he earned the nickname "Tricky Dicky".

Facts about President Richard Nixon and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Richard Nixon famous for? Why was Richard Nixon important? The history and life of President Richard Nixon during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Richard Nixon Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Richard Nixon?  
 He was the 37th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1969 and ended in 1974 (January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Richard Nixon hold before his presidency?
 Attorney for U.S. Office of Emergency Management, 1942
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-51
 United States Senator, 1951-53
 Vice President, 1953-61 (under Dwight Eisenhower)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73) and Gerald Ford (1973-74)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon (1969)
 The Environmental Protection Agency created (1970)
 The Twenty-Sixth Amendment ratified giving 18-year-olds the right to vote (1971)
 The SALT Agreement (1972)
 The President visits China (1972)
 The Vietnam War ends when the US pulls out of the conflict (1973)
 The Watergate Scandal breaks (1973)
What was Richard Nixon' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Tricky Dicky"
Who was Richard Nixon' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Pat Nixon
President Richard Nixon Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Richard Nixon can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Richard Nixon Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Richard Nixon born?  
 He was born on January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Francis Anthony Nixon
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Hannah Milhous Nixon
Where was Richard Nixon educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Whittier College (1934) and Duke University Law School (1937)
 Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
What did Richard Nixon do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer and public official
Who was Richard Nixon' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Thelma "Patricia" Catherine Ryan (1912-1993). They married on June 21, 1940
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Patricia Nixon (1946- ); Julie Nixon (1948- )
When did Richard Nixon die?
 He died on April 22, 1994, in New York, New York
Richard Nixon Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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