Ten fun facts about Richard Nixon

Fact 1
Richard Milhous Nixon was born on 9th January 1913 in Yorba Linda, California and died on 22nd April 1994.

Fact 2
Nixon was also the Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

Fact 3
Nixon completed his graduation from Whittier College in 1934 and Duke University School of Law in 1937.

Fact 4
Nixon was offered a tuition grant (scholarship) for Harvard University, but he could not take the opportunity as he had to overlook his family grocery store because of his father's poor health.

Fact 5
Nixon served in the U.S Navy and his first post was an aide to the commander of the Naval Air Station, in Iowa. He was later appointed as the administration officer of the Alameda Naval Air Station in California.

Fact 6
Nixon was a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and he received attention after he investigated and broke the Alger Hiss spy case, in 1948.

Fact 7
In the 1968 Presidential elections, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace and Nixon had a three-way race and Nixon won by a staggering 500,000 votes against Humphrey.

Fact 8
He was sworn in by Earl Warren who was the Chief Justice and Nixon's political rival.

Fact 9
Nixon implemented the 'Vietnamization' strategy during the war in Vietnam, which had the Vietnamese troops replacing the U.S troops.

Fact 10
Nixon published 'RN: Memoirs of Richard Nixon' which he had authored, during his retirement in 1978.

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Short about Richard Nixon
Was the 37th President of the US (1969 – 1974).

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