RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON (January 9, 1913-April 22, 1994) was the 37th President
of the United States from 1969-1974. He
was the only president in U.S. history forced to resign from office over his involvement
in crimes that became known as Watergate.
As president, Nixon
ended American involvement in the Vietnam War.
However, historians now say he prolonged the war by lobbying South
Vietnamese officials not to negotiate with the Johnson administration with the
promise that South Vietnam would get a better deal out of him if he was elected
in 1968. He was successful at stopping
the negotiations and, of course, successful in winning the presidency. His actions to stop the negotiation, however,
resulted in the deaths of thousands of soldiers on both sides.
Nixon was also
responsible for opening relations with China and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic
Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union. He
enforced desegregation of Southern schools and established the Environmental
Protection Agency. Many considered Nixon
a visionary whose paranoia got the best of him.
Gerald Ford succeeded
Nixon. He spent his retirement trying to
rehabilitate his reputation and, near the end of his life, he finally admitted
that he improperly handled the Watergate crisis.
HELEN COPLEY was
the publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune and apparently a Nixon supporter.
Offering a TNS sending
Presidential glasses. “Dear Helen, These
memento-type Presidential glasses come as a token of appreciation for a valued
friendship and with warmest and good wishes for a happy and prosperous year in
Comes with the original
cover and a note on the verso: “To be thanked for set of presidential glasses.
Card should to JSC library. H”
A notation in another
hand: “Done 1/22/79 ZB”
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