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Richard M. Nixon
Date: 1913 - 1994
Remarks: Richard M. Nixon, a graduate of Whittier College and Duke University Law School as well as World War Two veteran, began his political career in Congress. In 1950, he went on to serve in the U.S. Senate and then as Dwight Eisenhower¿s Vice-President. In 1968, Nixon ran successfully for the presidency. During his administration, Nixon ended fighting in Vietnam, saw an American astronaut put on the moon, and improved relations with the USSR and China. However, in 1973, a scandal came to light involving Nixon reelection campaign officers breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices. The President denied any involvement, but tapes he was forced to turn in soon provided evidence to suggest otherwise. Facing an inevitable impeachment, Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974, making Gerald R. Ford president. Twenty years later, after writing many books on his life and foreign policy, Nixon died in New York City. ¿Source: