Photograph of Richard Nixon and Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon on opposite ends of button on a white background with black text in between.
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Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969-1974. Prior to serving as president, he was a U.S. Representative, a Senator from California, and the 36th Vice President of the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Nixon ran for the U.S. presidency for the first time in 1960, but was narrowly defeated by John F. Kennedy. During the 1960 campaign, his wife Pat Nixon was featured in campaign advertisements and was known for being involved and assisting in her husband's subsequent political campaigns as well. Nixon was successful in his second presidential run in 1968, defeating Hubert Humphrey. He won a reelection bid in 1972, but resigned two years later in 1974 after the Watergate scandal, becoming the only President to resign from office.