Nixon, Richard

born Jan. 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, Calif., U.S. died April 22, 1994, New York, N.Y.

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president of the United States (1969–74), who, faced with almost certain impeachment for his role in the Watergate Scandal, became the first American president to resign from office. He was also vice president (1953–61) under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.