1969: Richard Nixon, 37th President

Richard Nixon was sworn in as the 37th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 1969, on a pledge to achieve "peace with honor" and end the Vietnam war.

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    Richard M. Nixon receives oath as the 37th President of the United States from Chief Justice Earl Warren as Nixon's wife, Pat, holds two family Bibles for him in Washington, Jan. 20, 1969. President Lyndon B. Johnson is behind Justice Warren. (AP Photo)
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    Pres. Richard Nixon, left, confers in his White House office with Former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi of Japan, April 1, 1969, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard Nixon, back to camera, greets the Apollo 11 astronauts in the quarantine van on board the U.S.S. Hornet after splashdown and recovery July 24, 1969. The Apollo 11 crew from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Splashdown was east of Wake Island, and south of Johnston Atoll. (AP Photo).
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    Wearing their newly-received Medals of Honor, three soldiers pose with Pres. Richard Nixon, second from right, at the White House ceremonies, March 7, 1969, Washington, D.C. From left are: S. Sgt. Joe Hooper of Saugus, Calif., a native of Piedmont, S.C.; Sgt. 10. Fred Zabitoaky of Fort Bragg, N.C., originally from Trenton, N.J. and Spec. 5 Clarence Sasser of Chenango, Texas. (AP Photo)
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    A pigeon sits on the wrist of U.S. President Richard Nixon after the bird was presented by an unknown admirer, as the president waves to an enthusiastic crowd on his way through Bonn streets on Feb. 26, 1969. He stopped the motorcade three times to shake hands and wave. (AP Photo)
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    U.S. President Richard Nixon, first lady Pat Nixon and their daughter Tricia stand beside the Christmas tree in the main lobby of the White House on Dec. 21, 1969, following a worship service. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard M. Nixon, second right, presents a plaque bearing the Ohio flag and a sample of moon soil from the Apollo 11 moon landing to Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes during a ceremony in the State Department in Washington in this Dec. 3, 1969 photo. From left, looking on are Rhodes' wife, Helen; their daughter, Sherry; and the president's wife, Pat. (AP Photo)
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    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, left, leads applause as Richard Nixon arrives on stand to take oath as President, Jan. 20, 1969 in Washington. Vice President Hubert Humphrey is at right and beside him is the new Vice President, Spiro. T. Agnew. Justice Hugo Black is beside Agnew and the Rev. Billy Graham is behind Agnew, William Cneatham is between Nixon and Johnson. (AP Photo)
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    President Nixon appears in Washington, April 29, 1969, before the general session of the annual meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Speaking on campus unrest, Nixon said dissent is welcome provided it is peaceful. "There can be no compromise with lawlessness and no surrender to force if free education is to survive in the United States of America," he added. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard M. Nixon announces April 21,1969 the appointment of Rep. Donald Rumsfeld, left, of Illlinois, a director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and as a presidential assistant wth cabinet rank. Rumsfeld planned to resign his congressional seat when he was confirmed by the Senate. (AP Photo/CWH)
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    U.S. President Richard Nixon speaks with Walter H. Annenberg, United States Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1969. (AP Photo)
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    With President Nguyen Van Thieu at his side, U.S. President Richard Nixon makes a report Sunday on preliminary talks with the South Vietnam Chief executive on Midways Island, June 8, 1969. (AP Photo)
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    In the background, Pat Nixon, former President and Mrs. Harry Truman are interested listeners as President Nixon tries out the piano he presented to Truman at the Truman Library at Independence, MO, March 21, 1969. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
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    President Richard Nixon talks with French President Charles de Gaulle as they meet at the south portico of the White House, March 31, 1969. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)
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    President Richard Nixon, right, points out newsmen who covered the Eisenhower Nixon administration during Nixon's visit to the former president's suite at Washington's Walter Reed Army Hospital Feb 2, 1969. Nixon discussed the Mideast situation with Eisenhower, who is recovering from a series of heart attacks last summer. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity)
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    President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon attend the annual prayer breakfast, Jan. 30, 1969. At left is evangelist Billy Graham. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard M. Nixon shares a laugh with Ohio Gov. James Rhodes, right, during a conference at the White House, in this Feb. 6,1969 photo. (AP Photo)
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    Billy Graham gives the prayer at the inauguration of Richard Nixon in Washington, January 20, 1969. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard Nixon signs an executive order creating the Urban Affairs Council, Jan. 23, 1969, in Washington. (AP Photo)
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    President Richard M. Nixon dedicates his new administration to the cause of "peace among nations" as former President Lyndon Johnson, right, listens to the inaugural speech Jan. 20, 1969 in Washington. Seated at right is Vice President Spiro Agnew and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. (AP Photo)
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    Evangelist Billy Graham, left, helps President-elect Richard M. Nixon with his overcoat after they attended services at the 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on Jan. 5, 1969. At right is Dr. Bryant M. Kirkland, minister of the church. (AP Photo)
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