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Nixon Presidential Library

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Nixon Wall of Photos

Nixon Wall of Photos
Wall of Photos
  • Tricia and Edward Cox in the Rose Garden a year after their June 1971 wedding there.
  • President Nixon attends a non-denominational service in the East Room. The Vienna Boys Choir performs, and the service is conducted by the Nixons' old friend and New York pastor Rev. Norman Vincent Peale.
  • Tricia Nixon represents the First Family, welcoming visitors to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll festivities
  • A formal portrait of Pat Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, and Tricia Nixon in the East Sitting Hall February 1971.
  • Julie Eisenhower visits the officers and crew of the Soviet tall ship USSR Tovarishch (Friend) in Baltimore Harbor.
  • Julie and David Eisenhower at the White House in 1970
  • A portrait of the Nixon family together at the White House on Christmas Eve 1971
  • June 1969 - Julia and Tricia wish their dad a happy Father's Day in the Rose Garden of the White House.
  • In December 1970, Mrs. Nixon meets with Sesame Street's Big Bird during her annual party for the children of diplomats stationed in Washington, DC.
  • The President relaxes on the Rose Garden steps with David Lupi, 1969 Poster Child of the National Association of Hearing and Speech Agencies.
  • February 1970 - President Nixon chats with John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson from the cast of the Tony-winning musical 1776 after their performance in the East Room. 1776 was the first Broadway show to be performed at the White House.
  • April 29, 1969 - At the 70th birthday party President Nixon hosted in his honor, Nixon presents composer and performer Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • First Lady Pat Nixon says goodbye to the inner-city children who joined her for an afternoon cruise aboard the Presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia.
  • November 1970 - President and Mrs. Nixon greet each of their guests in the Blue Room before hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon for wounded and disabled servicemen and women in the State Dining Room.
  • September 1971 - The President meets Mario Andretti and Richard Petty and admires Petty's 1971 Grand National Champion Plymouth Road Runner stock car.
  • January 1973 - The President and First Lady were hosts at a small formal dinner in honor of Japanese Primer Minister Eisaku Sato in the Blue Room of the White House.
  • December 1973 - The President and Mrs. Nixon welcome a snowman to the South Lawn of the White House
  • The President watches as comedian Bob Hope practices putting in the Oval Office.
  • Both the President and Mrs. Nixon enjoyed bowling and made use of the one-lane alley in the basement of the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House
  • The President and First Lady take First Dogs Pasha, Vicky. and King Timahoe for a walk at Camp David
  • In December 1969, First Lady Pat Nixon hosts the children of diplomats stationed in Washington for a holiday performance and reception at the White House.
  • The Nixon family dogs at the White House (L to R): Pasha, Vicky, and King Timahoe.

Nixon Family Portrait
The First Daughters
Living in the White House offers both challenges and opportunities, and the American public has long been fascinated by the lives of the President's family.

The Nixon daughters, Tricia and Julie, brought a youthful energy both to political events and entertaining at the White House.

  • Before she married Edward Cox in the Rose Garden in 1971, Tricia Nixon lived in the White House with her parents. Tricia worked with her mother to open the White House to underprivileged children. She hosted annual Halloween parties for disabled youngsters and regularly tutored inner-city schoolchildren on such subjects as reading and arithmetic.
  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower lived in an apartment a short distance from the White House with her husband David. She was active as a spokesperson for children's issues, the environment, and the elderly. She traveled with her mother on the First Lady's "Vest Pockets of Volunteerism" tour in the summer of 1969.

Nixon Family Portrait

Nixon The First Daughters
The First Daughters

Nixon Pets of the White House
Pets of the White House
Just before Nixon took office, the President-elect's staff gave him a handsome Irish setter as birthday gift.

The Nixons called the dog Tim, short for King Timahoe. (Timahoe was the town in Ireland that Nixon's mother's family came from.)

When the Nixons moved to the White House, they brought along Tricia's Yorkshire Terrier Pasha and Julie's French poodle Vicky.

The three dogs had their own area next to the White House, complete with a heated doghouse. President Nixon kept dog treats in the Oval Office and sometimes invited Tim to perform his trick of shaking hands with visiting dignitaries.

The most famous of the Nixon family pets never lived in the White House: Checkers, the black-and-white cocker spaniel whose name was immortalized by Vice-Presidential candidate Nixon during the 1952 election, had died in 1964.

Nixon Walking his Dogs

Nixon A White House Welcome
A White House Welcome
First Lady Pat Nixon wanted to open up the White House to as many people as possible, rather than just Washington VIPs.

Mrs. Nixon started tours of the beautiful White House gardens and grounds, a tradition that continues to this day. During holiday seasons she began candlelight evening tours for visitors who couldn't take off from work during the regular visiting hours.

The First Lady made a habit of coming down from the family quarters to greet tourists and pose for photos. And she introduced brochures in a variety of languages, ramps for handicap accessibility, tours for the blind and deaf, and displays and audio narration for the visitors waiting in line.

The Nixons even held non-denominational worship services in the East Room on many Sundays, bringing together invited members of the public along with staff members, politicians, and other guests.

Nixon Evenings at the White House
Evenings at the White House
An invitation to a White House dinner is the most sought-after sign of prestige in Washington.

When the Nixons came to the White House, they were determined to open "the People's house" to as many of the people as possible.

In December 1969, Pat Nixon inaugurated the first of the "Evenings at the White House" series. This innovative series featured performances by artists from a wide range of styles - comedy and opera, Broadway and bluegrass - in the elegant surroundings of the East Room.

Comedian Bob Hope kicked off the series, which later included performances by Johnny Cash, Red Skelton, and more. It even brought in the first Broadway musical ever to be performed in the White House: the award-winning show about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776.