Nixon definition by Webster's New World
Nixon, Richard M(ilhous) 1913-94; 37th president of the U.S. (1969-74): resigned under threat of impeachment
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Nixon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Richard Milhous 1913-1994.
The 37th President of the United States (1969-1974). Vice President (1953-1961) under Dwight D. Eisenhower, he lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy. Elected President in 1968, he visited China (1972) and established détente with the USSR. Although he increased U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia, he was also responsible for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops. When Congress recommended three articles of impeachment for Nixon's involvement in the Watergate scandal, he resigned from office (August 9, 1974).
, Thelma Catherine Ryan Known as “Pat.” 1912-1993.
First Lady of the United States (1969-1974) as the wife of President Richard M. Nixon. She worked to make the White House more accessible for disabled and visually impaired people.