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20th Century, 1961-2000
Nixon's Administration, 1969-1974
Milhous Nixon: A Chronology of His Life and Career
When Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968, he climaxed one of the most extraordinary political comebacks in U.S. history. In 1960, while serving as Vice-President under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he ran for the presidency and lost to John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he lost his bid to become Governor of California, his home state. After this loss, one television network presented a program called "The Political Obituary of Richard Nixon." But, in 1968, Nixon showed that he was politically very much alive. He won several primary elections, and again became the Republican candidate for President. This time, he defeated Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, his Democratic opponent, and former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, the candidate of the American Independent Party.
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