The Infamous Richard Nixon

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Jennifer Layburn The Infamous Richard Nixon Although many names of the Presidents that have presided over the United States of America are well known throughout the world, there is one president in particular who has earned the title of "infamous." President Richard Nixon, the thirty-seventh president of the United States of America, is commonly noted for his association with the Watergate Scandal. President Nixon, however, lead an enriched political career both before and after his involvement with the Watergate Scandal made him infamous. Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9th, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California. He was the second of five children to Frank Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon, a family of humble means. Although Nixon …show more content…
(ropercenter.uconn.edu) This sudden shift in ratings was caused by the worldwide attention on the Watergate Scandal. In the 1972 election, Nixon won against his Democratic opponent in a landslide. Yet, the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) went to great lengths to ensure his victory, which included breaking in to the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Tower. …show more content…
In 1977, he attempted to make a "public-relations comeback," and fix his image and reputation amongst the masses. He met with David Frost, a British commentator for interviews, and "while the interviews were met with mixed reviews... [they] positively contributed to Nixon 's public image." In the following years, Nixon also authored numerous books. This included a memoir, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, as well as books that pertained to various aspects of his experiences in politics. On April 22, 1994, Nixon suffered a massive stroke and died in New York City. His funeral was attended by President Bill Clinton, four former presidents, and an estimated fifty-thousand people to pay their final respects to President Richard Nixon.

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