richard nixon

the man who sounded funny.

i couldnt really distinguish between the above images. :I

Richard M. Nixon, the son of a grocer, was born on January, 1913. His father owned a small lemon farm in Yorba Linda, California. A good student, Nixon graduated from Whittier College in 1934. he died on April 22, 1994 in New York City

He won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946; in 1948 he took the lead role, After two terms he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 1952, General Eisenhower selected him as his running mate. He was Vice President for eight years. After losing to John F. Kennedy by a small margin in 1960 and then making an unsuccessful bid for governor of California in 1962, he practiced law, wrote, and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia.

he was elected President in 1968 winning re-election in 1972 by an historic margin. While in office he opened the door to the People’s Republic of China, established the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, laid the foundation for the Mideast peace process, and pursued domestic initiatives that included establishing the Environmental Protection Agency, afterwards he mediated and ended the Vietnam war.
A few months after the war ended, President Nixon was charged with complicity in blocking the FBI’s investigation of the June 1972 Watergate break-in. In a political atmosphere made even more corrosive by Democratic control of Congress, residual tension over Vietnam, and the nation’s deepening economic and energy-supply woes, the investigation was broadened to include matters ranging from the President’s conduct of the Vietnam war to his income tax returns and security expenditures ordered by the Secret Service at his and Mrs. Nixon’s personal residences.After the House Judiciary Committee passed three Articles of Impeachment in July 1974 and the Supreme Court ordered the release of White House tapes that appeared to implicate the President further in Watergate, he decided to resign on August 9.

After he resigned the Presidency, President and Mrs. Nixon returned to their home in San Clemente, where they lived until moving to New York City in 1980. In 1981, he moved to northern Bergen County, New Jersey.

achievements as President
opening negotiation to china
establishing the Environmental Protection Agency
lead the war against cancer.

3 failures as President
security issues such as watergait and other privacy invasion.

Members of their Cabinet:
Secretary of State: William P. Rogers
Secretary of the Treasury: David M. Kennedy
Secretary of Defense: Melvin R. Laird
Attorney General: John N. Mitchell
Postmaster General: Winton M. Blount
Secretary of the Interior: Walter J. Hickel
Secretary of Agriculture: Clifford M. Hardin
Secretary of Commerce: Maurice H. Stans
Secretary of Labor: George P. Shultz
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare: Robert H. Finch
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: George W. Romney
Secretary of Transportation: John A. Volpe

today i believe Nixon views were to conservative and cutthroat to be viable in todays political environment.

with the way scandals are discovered and spread today i have a feeling he would have been rooted out far before presidency.

i used wikipidea and the such.