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Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States. He was in office from 1969 until 1974. Find out more interesting facts about this US president!

  • Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California.
  • In the 1960s, Richard Nixon worked as a lawyer representing the Pepsi-Cola company.
  • Nixon ordered the invasion of Cambodia in 1970 which did not go down very well with the American public.
    Richard Nixon Facts

    President Nixon was on the cover of Time Magazine 56 times. More than any other person.

  • Richard Nixon signed trade agreements with China and the Soviet Union.
  • Nixon was responsible for signing the cease fire agreement with North Vietnam.
  • Nixon launched the War on Cancer in 1971, a $100-million project creating the National Cancer Centers.
  • He established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970.
  • Richard Nixon was a prolific writer. During his career, he published 10 books.
  • Richard Nixon also increased the number of female appointments in his administration.
  • One of Nixon’s favorite pastimes in the White House was bowling.
  • During his time in office, NASA landed on the moon.
  • Richard Nixon was a composed man and was good at challenging the opposition, this earned him the nickname ‘Tricky Dicky’.
  • Nixon made Elvis Presley a federal drug agent.
  • The sudden resignation of Richard Nixon was due to his involvement in the Watergate break-in and cover-up scandal.
  • Richard Nixon died when he was 81 years of age.
  • At least five towns in America are named Nixon.

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