Richard M. Nixon our 37th president
Born Richard Millhouse Nixon on January 9th, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California Nixon was the son of a grocer. His father owned a small lemon farm in Yorba Linda, California where he helped out as a boy. His childhood was troubled seeing that he almost died twice once by accident and the other time by pneumonia. Another horrible incident of Nixon probably the most tragic was the death of his brother Harold from tuberculosis. Nixon had always attended public schools in fact Nixon attended the Fullerton high school but transferred his junior year to Whittier high school and graduated near top of his class. Nixon then attended Whittier college from 1930-1934 and graduated 2nd in a class of 85. While in college he was the student body president and then went on to go to Duke University Law School on scholarship. It was soon after the Teapot Dome Scandal, which is several scandals that crushed the reputation of President Warren G. Harding, who served from March 1921 to August 1923 and is often said to be the worst president our country has ever had. At its core this scandal was about the president’s secretary of the interior Albert Fall and former Mexico governor taking oil briberies, in total, Fall received in the range of $400,000 in cash and gifts from the oil companies. For the public it was reduced to Fall granting favors to friends who had given him a great deal of money. It was after that that Nixon decided he wanted to be a lawyer he told his mother that he “would like to become a lawyer an honest lawyer who can't be bought by the crooks”, because he knew this was not right. And he became what he said he would an honest lawyer. In the August of 1942, Nixon joined the navy he started off as a lieutenant junior grade then rose to lieutenant commander; he served in the Pacific, mainly in Logistics. He then left the navy in January of 1946 when the republican party of Whittier asked him to run for congress. Nixon was then asked...
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