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In Memorial: Presidential Monuments Dedicated to Richard Nixon

By    |   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:21 AM

Richard Nixon faced enormous difficulties resulting from the turmoil of the 1960s and his own involvement in the Watergate scandal, which led to his resignation from the presidency in 1974. Not many memorials are attributed to him in Washington, D.C., but Nixon's integral role in American history during this period is becoming more apparent to historians.

At the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, visitors realize the importance of Nixon's participation in national and world events through galleries, movies and interactive presentations.

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Programs at the library and museum cover his youthful years as a boy in California, his growth as a senator when uncovering the secrets of the Alger Hiss case and connections to Moscow, his years as president from 1969 to 1974, and his travels to countries around the world.

The library and museum are next to the Nixon family's farmhouse where Nixon was born and spent his early years. Visitors can also see an exact replica of the White House East Room.

Nixon is remembered fondly at Whittier College in California where he graduated in 1934. As a student, Nixon co-founded the Orthogonian Society fraternity. Fraternity members helped place a stone monument with a plaque at the college in 1997, reports the Lost Angeles Times. The monument includes Nixon's motto for the fraternity: "Brothers together, we'll travel on and on, worth the name of Orthogonians."

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Nixon served as president of the college student body and later became a member of the college's board of trustees before leaving that position to campaign for the presidency in 1968.

The residents and officials of Whittier also point to Nixon's first law office as a young attorney. Once the location of First National Bank and Bank of America, the building also features a re-creation of Nixon's office. The site is a spot for historic resources in the Whittier area.

Nixon's contributions to national politics include his years in Congress and the Senate. A marble bust of the former president stands outside the Senate chamber, portraying Nixon as vice-president under President Eisenhower. The bust sits across from another former vice-president, Hubert Humphrey, whom Nixon defeated for the presidency in 1968.

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Richard Nixon faced enormous difficulties resulting from the turmoil of the 1960s and his own involvement in the Watergate scandal, which led to his resignation from the presidency in 1974. Not many memorials are attributed to him in Washington, D.C.
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