The Challenges We Face: Edited and Compiled from the Speeches and Papers of Richard M. Nixon

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Mr. Nixon's Life in Brief
January 9, 1913 -- Born in Yorba Linda, California
1919-1930 Attended public schools in California; worked
in family grocery store.
1930-1934 Attended Whittier College; president of student
body; graduated second in his class.
1934-1937 Attended Duke University Law School; presi-
dent of Law School student body; graduated
with honors.
1937-1941 Admitted to California Bar; joined Whittier law
firm; became a general partner within one year.
1940 Married Patricia Ryan, a Whittier schoolteacher;
two daughters; Patricia, born 1946, and Julie,
born 1948.
1942 Joined legal staff of the Office of Price Adminis-
tration, Washington, D.C.
1942-1946 Served in U.S. Navy; South Pacific Combat Air
Transport Command; left active duty in 1946
as lieutenant commander.
1946, 1948 Elected to U.S. House of Representatives over
five-term opponent by more than 15,000 votes;
reelected as candidate on both Republican and
Democratic tickets.
Member, House Labor Committee, House Un-
American Activities Committee.
Supported passage of the Taft-Hartley Law
over Presidential veto.
Instrumental in exposure of Alger Hiss through
intensive investigation of Whittaker Chambers'
testimony.
Made on-the-spot study of conditions in Europe
and administration of U.S. funds abroad as
member of the select Herter Committee.

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