Birth: January 9, 1913
Death: April 22, 1994
Term of Office: January 20 , 1969 - August 9, 1974
Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms; Resigned during second term because of the Watergate cover-up.
First Lady: Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan
Richard Nixon Quote: "The people's right to change what does not work is one of the greatest principles of our system of government."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon (1969)
- Environmental Protection Agency created (1970)
- Twenty-Sixth Amendment ratified giving 18-year-olds the right to vote (1971)
- Break-in at Watergate occurs (1972)
- SALT Agreement (1972)
- Nixon visits China (1972)
- End of the Vietnam War (1973)
- Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigns (1973)
- Nixon resign (1974)
States Entering Union While in Office:
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