The Day Nixon Resigned From The White House

The Blog of The Museum of Public Relations remind: The Day Nixon Resigned From The White House"On August 9th, 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only sitting U.S. President to resign from the highest office of the land.  He delivered a fifteen-minute nationally televised speech in the Oval Office the previous evening, announcing that he had relinquished his struggle to continue serving as the commander and chief, after his administration became overshadowed by the turmoil of the Watergate Scandal."The Blog of The Museum of Public Relations remind: "The Day Nixon Resigned From The White House" On August 9th, 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only sitting U.S. President to resign from the highest office of the land.  He delivered a fifteen-minute nationally televised speech in the Oval Office the previous evening, announcing that he had relinquished his struggle to continue serving as the commander and chief, after his administration became overshadowed by the turmoil of the Watergate Scandal."

"Less than two years earlier, Nixon had easily won re-election, with 60% of the vote.  Now he was announcing that he was resigning the presidency.  Gerald Ford, his Vice President, would be sworn in as the 38th President at noon the following day, to complete the remaining 895 days of his term."

 

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