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Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States. He from 1969 to 1974 and is the only president to the office. He was born in California in 1913 and grew up in a family. Nixon had a brilliant record at college and law school before entering the profession. During World War II, Nixon served in the Navy in the Pacific, although he saw no combat.

On leaving the , he was elected to Congress and in 1950, he won a Senate seat. Two years , General Eisenhower selected Nixon, age 39, to be his running mate. As Vice President, Nixon took on duties and was nominated for President in 1960. He lost by a narrow to John F. Kennedy. In 1968, he again his party's nomination and the presidential election.

His term in office saw many accomplishments. One of the most dramatic occurred in 1969, when American astronauts made the first moon . During visits in 1972 to Beijing and Moscow, he tensions with China and the U.S.S.R. which led to a treaty to strategic nuclear weapons. In January 1973, he ended American involvement in Vietnam.

In his 1972 bid for office, Nixon defeated Democratic candidate George McGovern by one of the widest margins on . Within a few months the "Watergate" scandal broke. Reporters uncovered his associates into his Democratic offices. Nixon denied any personal involvement and on August 8, 1974. He died from a stroke in 1994, aged 81.

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