Richard Milhous Nixon famed as Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. The nation’s 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, he came to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. He served on active duty in the Navy Reserve during World War II. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946. He suffered a debilitating stroke on April 18, 1994, and died four days later at age 81. Overall, he was a very talented person.
- Being the 37th president of the United States.
- Being elected to the House of Representatives in 1946.
What was the Cause of Death of Richard Nixon?
Nixon suffered a severe stroke on April 18, 1994, while preparing to eat dinner in his Park Ridge, New Jersey home. A blood clot resulting from the atrial fibrillation he had suffered for many years had formed in his upper heart, broken off, and traveled to his brain. Damage to the brain caused swelling (cerebral edema), and Nixon slipped into a deep coma. He died at 9:08 p.m. on April 22, 1994, with his daughters at his bedside. He was 81 years old. His funeral took place on April 27, 1994, in Yorba Linda, California. Eulogists at the Nixon Library ceremony included President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, California Governor Pete Wilson, and the Reverend Billy Graham. Also in attendance were former Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and their wives.
Who are the parents of Richard Nixon?
On 9th January 1913, Richard Nixon was born in the suburban city of Yorba Linda in Orange County, California as Richard Milhous Nixon. His father’s name was Francis Anthony and his mother’s name was Hanna Milhous. His father owned a lemon ranch outside Los Angeles and his mother was a religious woman, who had a great influence on the future US president. He was born second of his parents’ five children. His eldest brother Harold Samuel died at the age of 24. Among his three younger brothers, Francis Donald and Edward Calvert reached adulthood, while his second younger brother, Arthur Burdge, died at the age of seven. About his education, he began his education at the East Whittier Elementary School where he was elected president of the eighth grade. He was sent to the Fullerton Union High School for his secondary education. In 1930, he enrolled at Whittier College. He graduated summa cum laude from the ‘Whittier College’ and entered the ‘Duke University School of Law’ with full scholarship in 1934.
How was the Career of Richard Nixon?
- Richard joined a reputed law firm called ‘Wingert and Bewley’ in 1937 and worked on commercial litigations and wills.
- He opened his own branch of Wingert and Bewley in La Habra, California, and became a full partner of the firm in 1939.
- He joined the tire rationing division of the Office of Price Administration in 1942.
- He also joined the US Naval Reserve as a junior lieutenant later and resigned his commission in the year 1946.
- He was approached by some Republicans from Whittier to run for the national election.
- He rose to the challenge and won a seat in the House of Representatives in November 1946.
- He was assigned to the Select Committee on Foreign Aid and he traveled to Europe as a part of the Herter Committee to report on the Marshall Plan.
- He also became a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HAUC) in 1947.
- He won a seat in the Senate by defeating Helen Gahagan Douglas in 1950 and he was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate in 1952.
- He became the vice president of the United States, while Eisenhower was sworn in as the president in 1953.
- In November 1956 presidential elections, Eisenhower and Nixon were reelected with a comfortable margin.
- He launched his first campaign for the presidency, but was defeated by his opponent John F. Kennedy in 1960.
- He moved to New York in 1963 where he became a senior partner in the leading law firm, ‘Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander’.
- He decided to run for presidency once again in 1967, eventually winning the election in November 1968.
- Fearing post impeachment conviction, Nixon resigned from his office on 9th August 1974 and moved to his home in San Clemente, California.
Who was the Wife of Richard Nixon?
Richard Nixon is a married person and he married Thelma Catherine ‘Pat’ Ryan in a small ceremony on June 21, 1940. He met and fell in love with her while acting in a play in Whittier in 1938. They had two daughters; Patricia Nixon, born in 1946 and Julie Nixon, born in 1948. Later, his wife died of cancer on June 22, 1993. Richard Nixon died of a massive stroke just 10 months later, on April 22, 1994, in New York City. He was buried beside his wife at his birthplace, in Yorba Linda, California.
What was the Net Worth of Richard Nixon?
Richard was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. The net worth of Richard Nixon will be surely in millions but as of 2020, his exact net worth is still to get revealed yet. There is no doubt in the mind of his followers that his net worth is in millions prior to his death.
How tall was Richard Nixon?
Richard Nixon was a very handsome person with a sweet smile and a glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of five feet eleven inches or 180 cm prior to his death. His other body measurements have not been revealed by any sources yet but it will be added once we get information about it.