Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United states. Richard Nixon was born in 1913 in Yoruba Linda, California. Richard was a Navy officer in the Pacific, in World War 11. In 1947 he was elected the to be in congress, later in 1950 he became a U.S. Senator. Two years later in 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower (who was President at the time) chose Richard Nixon to serve as Vice President of the United States. In 1960 Richard Nixon ran for president and lost by 113,000 votes, than he ran for governor of California but again he had lost. But in 1968 he ran for President again and won the election!!! Richard was re-elected for President in 1972. He married Thelma Cathleen. But in 1994 he died at the age of 81.