RICHARD M. NIXON Wife, Pal, and daughters Patricia and Julie accompany Nixon in New Hampshire for the presidential primary. 'hen Richard Milhous Nixon lost to California Governor Pat Brown in 1962, he claimed he was finished with politics. Now, six years later, he is back on the political trail and one of the front-runners for his party's presidential nomination. ;.;'/; He was born January 9, 1913, of Quaker parents, in Yorba Linda, California. On scholarship to Duke University Law School, he finished in the upper ten per cent of his class. ',i After grjacUva.Jion.^e .rQftirjied to Whi^ij ' a to'practice Taw.'.There he met Thelma i "Pat" Ryan, a high school teacher, arid in 1940 they were married. They have two daughters, Patricia and Julie. By 1942, Nixon was in Washington with the Office of Emergency Management. Commissioned a Navy Lt. (j.g.), he served in the South Pacific for two years. In 1946,-friends suggested he become Republican candidate in California for the House of Representatives. Resigning from the service, he spent $4,000 saved from his Navy pay to cam- paign, winning by over 15,000 votes. Two years later he was re-elected, At 83, as a freshman representative, he gained national attention for his anti-communist efforts '; with .the House Committee on Un-American Activities. ; : V, In 1950, Nixon won a U.S. Senate seat and, two years later, ran for .vice president on the Republican ticket with DWight D;, Eisenhower. . After taking office, Nixon;changed the relative obgcm;\tM,^£the vielf pre^^nc^o tof&Qf active pm-ticipll^n in go|?rnmeif!pli™5^| flsunied" presidential : dutiesiwhen ^isenhower 1 * suffered a heart attack. . v ^ .•' ;•;, ...; '>;.'':• •••;,- ;•:-• As Republican candidate for president in 1960, Nixon faced and lost to Senator John F.!Kennedy. In 1962, having returned;to California to practice law, Nixon campaigned for governor, losing to incumbent Pat Brown. j He then ^moved tp New'York,City, Jwhere he continuecl his political activity. Now he is on the campaign trail once more, seeking th6 nomination to carry the presidential banner again. Tins Week's Picture Sliow-AP Ncws/catures As Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, World War II. During his 1950 Senate race, Nixon talks with Port Hueneme, Calif., citizens. Ai vice president, Nixon squared off with Russian Premier Khrushchev during the 1959 "kitchen" debate in Moscow, During the 1960 campaign, Nixon participates in one of four debates with John F, Kennedy, Vice prpiident's sir eame under idt mgn§trat9ri in Niien takes oath gf effige §§ vice president at capital ceremeny, >lan. 20,1953. Nixon admits defeat in His 1i§3 attempt \Q win the California governorship.
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