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Richard Nixon Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Wife

Richard Nixon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10½ in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth January 9, 1913
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death April 22, 1994

Richard Nixon was an American attorney and politician who served as the 37th president of the United States from January 20, 1969, until August 9, 1974. Additionally, he was also the 36th vice president during President Dwight D. Eisenhower‘s administration from 1953 to 1961. Nixon was arguably one of the most controversial American presidents and became the first to resign from office in disgrace due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

Born Name

Richard Milhous Nixon

Nick Name

Tricky Dick, Slick Rick, Red Hunter

Richard Nixon as seen in his presidential portrait
Richard Nixon as seen in his presidential portrait (Department of Defense / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on January 9, 1913.

Died

Nixon died from a stroke on April 22, 1994, at the age of 81 years in New York City.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Yorba Linda, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Attorney, Politician

Family

  • Father – Francis Nixon (Businessman)
  • Mother – Hannah Milhous Nixon
  • Siblings – Harold Nixon (Older Brother), Edward Nixon (Younger Brother) (Entrepreneur), Donald Nixon (Younger Brother)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Nixon’s net worth was $15 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Richard Nixon had dated –

  1. Pat Nixon (1938-1993) – It was love at first sight for Nixon when he met the high school teacher Pat Ryan in 1938. The couple dated soon after and wed 2 years later on June 21, 1940. Together, they welcomed 2 daughters named Tricia Nixon (b. February 21, 1946) and Julie Nixon (b. July 5, 1948). Their marriage lasted until Pat’s death on June 22, 1993.
  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor (1972) – RUMOR
President Richard Nixon as seen with his wife, daughters, and son-in-laws in December 1971
President Richard Nixon as seen with his wife, daughters, and son-in-laws in December 1971 (Nixon White House Photographs / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Welsh, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thick, gravelly voice
  • Paranoid temperament
  • Long nose
  • Jowls on his face
  • Frequently flashed the peace/victory sign

Richard Nixon Favorite Things

  • MoviePatton (1970)

SourceIMDb

Richard Nixon seen giving his trademark victory sign in 1968
Richard Nixon seen giving his trademark victory sign in 1968 (Ollie Atkins / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Richard Nixon Facts

  1. He was named after the historic 12th-century King of England, Richard the Lionheart.
  2. Nixon was chosen as Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ consecutively in 1971 and 1972. The second year, he shared the title with his close confidante and National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger.
  3. He was a blood relative of 3 different American Presidents: Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. President), Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. President), and George W. Bush (43rd U.S. President).
  4. He was the Republican nominee against the Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential election. Their presidential debate was the first ever to be televised and watched by audiences on their television sets. The young and charismatic Kennedy came out looking more photogenic and confident on screen while the more experienced but heavily sweating Nixon looked uncomfortable and nervous under the bright camera lights. This televised debate proved to be decisive in getting Kennedy elected according to several experts.
  5. During the 1972 presidential election, he kept an infamous ‘Enemies List’ which included, among many others political figures, Hollywood celebrities like Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Gene Hackman, Burt Lancaster, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, and Barbra Streisand.
  6. His presidential legacy was tarnished by the Watergate scandal in which his administration made use of dirty political tricks (bugging the offices of his political opponents, harassing unfavorable political figures and activist groups, etc.) to secure his re-election in 1972. Their ploy was uncovered when 5 men illegally broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1972. Nixon abused his presidential power to obstruct the investigation and cover up his involvement, leading to his eventual resignation on August 9, 1974, while serving his second term.

Featured Image by Department of Defense / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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