Final Resting Place
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
Yorba Linda, CA

Final Resting Place

Richard Nixon 1913 - 1994
NIXON'S EARLY LIFEPRE-PRESIDENCYPRESIDENCYWATERGATEPOST-PRESIDENCYPAT
INSIDE THE MUSEUM NIXON'S BIRTHPLACE LIBRARY GROUNDS NIXON'S EARLY LIFE PAT NIXON POLITICAL CAREER PRE-PRESIDENCY NIXON AS PRESIDENT WATERGATE POST PRESIDENCY FINAL RESTING PLACE


Richard Nixon 1913 - 1994
The Greatest Honor History can Bestow is the Title of Peacemaker

Posted Saturday January 27th 2024

Richard Nixon 1913 – 1994

FUNERALApril 22, 1994
Richard Nixon died on April 22, 1994, less than a year after his beloved Pat.

He lay in repose in the lobby here at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace where an estimated 55,000 mourners waited for hours in an unseasonable rain and hail for a chance to pay their respects.

All five living Presidents and their wives were in attendance at the funeral, as well as some 4,000 invited friends, colleagues, proteges, and citizens. The Reverend Billy Graham officiated. The former President was eulogized by California Governor Pete Wilson, Senator Bob Dole, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and then-President Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon was buried next to his wife of 53 years.


Nixon Funeral Flowers
Mourners by the Thousands
  • At President Nixon's funeral, mourners by the thousands lined up around the block and left letters, flowers, and other mementos as they paid their respects.

BILL CLINTON:May the day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close. May we heed his call to maintain the will and the wisdom to build on America's greatest gift, its freedom, to lead a world full of difficulty to the just and lasting peace he dreamed of. -President Bill Clinton, April 27, 1994

Nixon Funeral Family
The Nixon Family

Nixon Funeral Bob Dole
Bob Dole
  • Senator Bob Dole returns to his seat after delivering a eulogy at former President Nixon's funeral.

BOB DOLE: I believe the second half of the 20th century will be known as the age of Nixon... no one knew the world better than Richard Nixon. And as a result, the man who was born in a house his father built would go on to become this century's greatest architect of peace.

- Senator Bob Dole, April 27, 1994

Nixon Funeral Casket


Nixon Pat and Richard Grave Site
Pat and Richard Grave Site

Nixon Pat and Richard Grave Site

Pat Nixon Burial Place
Patricia Ryan Nixon
1912 - 1993

Even when people can't speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart

Richard Nixon Burial Place
Richard Nixon
1913 - 1994

The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker

Grave Pat Nixon

Grave Richard Nixon

Nixon Grave Library