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Richard Nixon
Since July 4, 1776 The United States of America has a total of forty four men that have been elected to lead the nation. Of the forty four men that have lead the nation only three have ties to the state of California, but only one is from the state. President Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in the city of Yorba Linda. Richard Nixon spent most of his life in the state of California. Nixon attended elementary school and some of his collegiate education at Whittier College before moving on to Duke University School of Law. Returning to California, Richard Nixon’s political career begins with him serving as a republican representative to the twelfth district to the state of California. Continuing to represent the state of California Nixon goes on to become a senator as well. Nixon’s early political success continues with successfully being elected vice president underneath President Eisenhower. Following this Nixon was eventually Elected President of the United States of America. What should have been the pinnacle of his political career quickly became controversial and lead Nixon to be the first President to ever resign. Although he will forever be remembered for the highly controversial Watergate Scandal, Nixon should also have some recognition for what good he did as well. Nixon had extraordinary feats with his foreign policy, thus making very successful trips to both Russia and China. Nixon was also commander in chief of the arms forces during the Vietnam War, Famously stating that the war was ending. Although his political career ended in one of the most controversial Presidencies ever, President Richard Nixon is still one the most successful politician from the state of California.

Growing up Richard Nixon grew up on the families lemon ranch; but the family ranch would eventually fail, resulting in the Nixon family continually going through financial hardship. After completion of high school however, Nixon would continue to strive...
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