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For a young man in politics, Richard Milhous Nixon has gone far. His rise, duplicated by few
Americans, has been meteoric. Just six years after being elected to Congress in the first
quest for office, he was chosen Vice President of the United States, when only 39 years old.
An able speaker, Nixon Increased In stature as he understudied the President, traveled widely
and tried to bridge the differences In his own party between "old guard" and "modern" republicans.
On occasion his opponents have accused him of devlousness and unfair tactics.
Nixon was born January 9, 1913, In Yerba Linda, Calif., of Quaker stock. The family soon moved
to Whittler, where his father operated a general store and filling station. As a youth, Richard liked
to help out in his father's store and at the gas station. He enrolled as a liberal arts student at Whit
tier College, later went to Duke University Law School on a scholarship. After graduating, he prac
ticed law in Whittler. In 1940 he married Patricia Ryan. They hav* two daughters, Patricia and Julie.
In World War II, he served in the Navy for nearly four years.
Nixon is an accomplished pianist. He likes to golf, fish, and engage in water sports.
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1948: He gains attention as member Hobse
committee investigating Hiss. Here he views
films of famed Pumpkin papers.
I860: He rum for Senjits and la elected by a wide
over Rap. Helen Qalagu Dougla*. Here be watcbea return*.
19S3i During fanoua TV appoaraaca in LoaAngaloa,
, he explains circomatancaa of hia political ex
penaa fund and baraa hia paraonal financial atatua.
1952: Heartened by public reapooM to hla TV talk,
Nixon dig* furiously Into campaign, makei country
wide tour. Here 1? gala reception In Sao Francisco.
1?W: Ha hu traveled through Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Here be (eta chiefa outfit la Liberia.
PrMidaai UMnhovar and Vic# President Nixon daring solemn moment at ln?ugirfi*iftn, US},
1957: Seoond awearlng-ln for Nixon u Vic* Preaideat. Sea. Knowitnd adminlatera oath.
Diversion. He ia fair golfer,
now acorea la ft* 80'a after
playing only a lew year*.
With his wife and daughter*, Nixon r el axel on lawn of their
Washington bom*. On his lap la cocker apanlel, "Checkers.11