Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon
noun
vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)

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Richard Nixon [Richard Nixon]
(1913–94) the 37th US ↑President (1969–74) and the only one to ↑resign. He was elected to the US ↑House of Representatives in 1946, where he was on the ↑House Un-American Activities Committee, and then to the US ↑Senate in 1950. He was Vice-President under President Eisenhower (1953–61) but was defeated by John F ↑Kennedy in the 1960 election for President. As President, Nixon was successful in ending the ↑Vietnam War and establishing a closer relationship between the US and China, but he is mainly remembered for having to leave office because of the ↑Watergatescandal. He was given the ↑nickname ‘Tricky Dick’ because he was often not direct or honest in his dealings with people. There can be no whitewash at the White House. Richard Nixon about Watergate, 1973

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