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Nixon Elected President

Richard M. Nixon Elected 37th President

Our 37th President was a former Vice President, Lawyer, U.S. Representative, and Naval Officer (Lieutenant Commander) in World War II. He was re-elected in 1972 in one of the largest landslide victories in U.S. history, but the Watergate Scandal marred his second term and Nixon became the only President to be forced to resign from office in disgrace or face certain impeachment and expulsion. Richard Nixon was present for two National Jamborees as Vice President. As President he hosted the first National Explorer Presidents’ Congress in 1971.