Richard Nixon


Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States
and the only president to have resigned from office. He was on his was to
success after receiving his law degree from Duke University Law School in 1937.
California Republicans persuaded Nixon in 1946 to be their candidate to
challenge Jerry Voorhis, the popular Democratic Congressman, for his seat in the
United States House of Representatives. He accuses Voorhis of being “soft” on
Communism. This was damaging to him because the Cold War rivalry between the
United States and USSR was just beginning. Voorhis was forced into a defensive
position after the two men confronted each other in a series of debates. ...

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Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a high
State Department official, of being a Communist. Nixon, a member of the Un-
American Activities Committee, personally pressed the investigation. Hiss denied
further charges that he had turned classified documents over to Chambers to be
sent to the USSR. Alger Hiss was later convicted and indicted for perjury after
sufficient evidence was discovered. Nixon was reelected to Congress after
winning both the Republican and Democratic nominations as a result of gaining a
national reputation as a dedicated enemy of Communism.

In 1950, Nixon was chosen as candidate for the US Senate from California
by the Republicans. Again, he won this election by linking his opponent to being
pro-Communist.

Nixon was selected to be the running mate of the Republican presidential
nomination, General Eisenhower, in 1952. Many of Eisenhower's advisors wanted
Nixon to resign his candidacy shortly after his vice-presidential nomination
because of accusations that he ...

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for governor. It was another bitter
campaign, revolving around Communism and law enforcement, but this time his
strategy did not work. Most political observers believed Nixon's political
career had ended by the was he handled the loss.

Nixon moved and joined a large law firm in New York City after his
defeat, and remained in close relations with national Republican leaders and
campaigned for Republican candidates in two elections. By 1968, he had
sufficiently recovered his political standing to announce his candidacy for
president.

He had two major problems in seeking nomination in 1968. He had not won
an election in eighteen years and he had no state in which to base his ...

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