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Richard Milhous Nixon

The thirty-seventh president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) remains the most durable yet polarizing American political figure of the second half of the twentieth ...

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..., Richard Milhous ( 1913–94 ) 37th US President ( 1969–74 ). He was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives in 1946 , and the Senate in 1950 . Nixon came to prominence as a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee ( HUAC ). He was vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower ( 1953–61 ), but lost the presidential elections of 1960 to John F. Kennedy . In 1968 , Nixon received the Republican nomination for a second time and narrowly defeated his Democrat challenger, Hubert Humphrey . As president, he adopted a...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Richard Milhous ( 1913–1994 ) US Republican statesman and thirty-seventh president ( 1969–74 ) of the USA. His success in improving US relations with China and the Soviet Union was overshadowed by the revelations of the Watergate scandal, after which he became the first president to resign the office. Nixon graduated from Whittier College, California, in 1934 and three years later, having qualified as a lawyer at Duke University, entered legal practice in Whittier. He served in the US navy during World War II and was elected to Congress in 1947 . His...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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..., Richard Milhous . The thirty-seventh president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon ( 1913–1994 ) remains the most durable yet polarizing American political figure of the second half of the twentieth century. He helped to launch the Cold War that he also helped to end. He typified the McCarthy era that he also helped to restrain. The man whose early career gave him the nickname “ Tricky ” eludes a final judgment. Born of Ulster-Irish parents who had become Quakers, he grew up in Southern California, where his family had an adequate income, for...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Richard Milhous ( 1913–94 )37th president of the United States ( 1969-74 ), born in Yorba Linda, California . After serving in the navy in the South Pacific ( 1942–46 ), Nixon began his political career in the U.S. House of Representatives ( 1947–51 ), where he gained prominence as a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the investigation of Alger Hiss . He was elected to the Senate in 1950 , but in 1952 he was tapped to be Dwight D. Eisenhower 's running mate on the Republican ticket. Nixon performed effectively during...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...Nixon, Richard Milhous (b. Yorba Linda, California , 9 Jan. 1913 ; d. New York City , 22 Apr. 1994 ) US Senator 1951–2 , Vice-President 1953–61 , President 1969–74 Born to Quaker parents, Nixon was educated at Whittier High School and Whittier College, graduating in 1934 . He then took a law degree at Duke University law school, where he was elected president of the student bar association, and was admitted to the California bar in 1937 . He practised law in his home town of Whittier—he became a partner in a local law firm in 1939 —and in ...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Richard Milhous (b. Yorba Linda, California , 9 Jan. 1913 ; d. New York , 22 Apr. 1994 ) US ; US Senator 1951–2 , Vice-President 1953–61 , President 1969–74 Born to Quaker parents, Nixon was educated at Whittier High School and Whittier College, graduating in 1934 . He then took a law degree at Duke University law school, where he was elected president of the student bar association, and was admitted to the California bar in 1937 . He practised law in his home town of Whittier—he became a partner in a local law firm in 1939 —and in ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Richard0Milhous Richard Milhous Nixon 1913 – 94 American Republican statesman , 37th President of the US 1969–74; re-elected in 1972, he resigned from office owing to his involvement in the Watergate scandal . See also anonymous The great silent majority. broadcast, 3 November 1969, in New York Times 4 November 1969 Listen silent majority silent majority There can be no whitewash at the White House. on Watergate; see also dean and haldeman television speech, 30 April 1973, in New York Times 1 May 1973 no whitewash at the White House no...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0RichardMilhous Richard Milhous Nixon 1913 – 94 American Republican statesman , 37th President 1969–74 The great silent majority. broadcast, 3 November 1969, in New York Times 4 November 1969 silent majority silent majority Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that. broadcast, 3 November 1969 There can be no whitewash at the White House. on Watergate television speech, 30 April 1973 no whitewash at the White House no whitewash at the White House I welcome this kind of examination...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0RichardMilhous Richard Milhous Nixon 1913 – 94 American Republican statesman , 37th President of the US . On Nixon: see abzug , anonymous , conable , johnson , roosevelt , slogans , stevenson , ziegler She's pink right down to her underwear. in 1950, accusing Helen Gahagan Douglas, his opponent for a Senate seat, of Communist sympathies Stephen E. Ambrose Nixon: The Education of a Politician (1987); see roosevelt pink right down to right down to her underwear Pat and I have the satisfaction that every dime that we've got is...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Richard Milhous Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon  

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The thirty-seventh president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) remains the most durable yet polarizing American political figure of the second half of the twentieth century. He ...
Nixon Doctrine

Nixon Doctrine  

(USA) Announced by Richard Nixon in June 1969, it asserted that the USA would disengage its troops from mainland Asia, even if this threatened domestic stability there. Nixon had been elected in 1968 ...
National Security Decision Memoranda

National Security Decision Memoranda  

A system of documents established under President Richard M. Nixon's administration. The memoranda announced a presidential policy decision made after a study and review process initiated in the ...
Linebacker I

Linebacker I  

A series of air attacks launched by President Richard M. Nixon in May 1972 against North Vietnam and in response to the Easter Offensive. The raids were designed to hinder ...
Nixon Doctrine

Nixon Doctrine  

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(1969) was first introduced by President Richard M. Nixon at an informal background press conference in Guam on 25 July.After more than four years of U.S. military intervention, beginning ...
James St. Clair

James St. Clair  

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(b. Akron, Ohio, 14 April 1920; d. Westwood, Mass., 10 March 2001), lawyer.In United States v. Nixon, presidential attorney St. Clair unsuccessfully argued that executive privilege allowed President ...
Imperial Presidency

Imperial Presidency  

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“Imperial Presidency” is the phrase used by some historians and political scientists to refer to the Presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. The notion that the President ...
Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa  

(1913–?75) US trade union leader,president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (1957–71). In 1967, he was imprisoned for jury tampering, mail fraud, and mishandling of union funds. In 1971 ...
invasion of Cambodia

invasion of Cambodia  

In April 1970, during the Vietnam War, President Richard M. Nixon authorized the incursion of U.S. military forces (accompanied by Republic of South Vietnam forces) into Cambodia in order to ...
Impoundment Powers

Impoundment Powers  

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Thomas Jefferson informed Congress in 1803 that he had not spent a fifty‐thousand‐dollar appropriation for gunboats because of the “peaceful turn of events.” From that modest beginning, Richard Nixon ...

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