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 (nĭk′sən), Richard Milhous 1913-1994.
The 37th president of the United States (1969-1974). Vice president (1953-1961) under Dwight D. Eisenhower, he lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy. Elected president in 1968, he visited China (1972) and established détente with the USSR. Although he increased US military involvement in Southeast Asia, he eventually withdrew US troops from the region. After Congress recommended three articles of impeachment for Nixon's involvement in the Watergate scandal, he resigned from office (1974).


, Thelma Catherine Ryan Known as "Pat." 1912-1993.
First lady of the United States (1969-1974) as the wife of President Richard M. Nixon. She worked to make the White House more accessible for disabled and visually impaired people.
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(Biography) Richard M(ilhous). 1913–94, US Republican politician; 37th president from 1969 until he resigned over the Watergate scandal in 1974
Nixonian adj
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(ˈnɪk sən)
Richard M(ilhous), 1913–94, 37th president of the U.S., 1969–74 (resigned).
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Noun1.Nixon - vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United StatesNixon - vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
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This president has a record of dishonesty and obfuscation that is Nixonian in character in its willingness to manipulate the press, to manipulate the truth.
Soon, Starr's men were blackening his name among the press corps, many of whom were already ill disposed toward him, branding him the ringleader of a "Nixonian" White House campaign to discredit the investigation.
But sometimes a furious Law bursts through the kitchen-cabinet insulation: His Nixonian response to the news that nearly half of polled Boston Catholics want him to resign--including those faithful who keep a Law-Must-Go vigil in front of his residence--was to declare them enemies of the Church.
Their love of secrecy is Nixonian. They seem to have chosen the path of madness.
Those gas lines actually began in Spring 1973 - prior to the Arab oil embargo - and were the direct product of the wage-and-price-control scheme (a Nixonian fiasco curiously escaping Oliver Stone's cinematic genius).
Taoiseach, a politician of Nixonian nine lives, admitted he had accepted
But former Nixon and Eisenhower staffer Stephen Hess, Brookings Institution government studies program senior fellow, who has written numerous books about the presidency and about the press, said this incident is "not at all" Nixonian.
The task force's real legacy was to mire the administration in a thicket of congressional investigations and private lawsuits, all springing from Cheney's insistence on Nixonian secrecy.
As long ago as 1989, when Rove collaborated with an FBI agent investigating Hightower, the then-Texas agricultural commissioner complained about "Nixonian dirty tricks."
The perceived bias of an Eastern, liberal media was a Nixonian motif that would surface throughout his career.
Try, instead, Nixonian. As Powe notes in The Fourth Estate and the Constitution, in 1974 Richard Nixon "warmly supported" a federal reply law applicable to broadcast and print media alike because "it would both 'enhance' debate and encourage 'good and decent people' to run for office without fear of scurrilous attacks."
Throughout the 1980s, the old Nixonian sense of persecution grew among conservatives.