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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if Dick Nixon had fulfilled his potential for greatness? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1913,3-term president Richard M. Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. He graduated from Whittier College in 1934 and Duke University School of Law in 1937, returning to California to practice law. He and his wife, Pat Nixon, moved to Washington to work for the federal government in 1942. He subsequently served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Birth of Dick NixonHe was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1981. Nixon had previously served as a Republican U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
A man of humble beginnings and strong convictions, Nixon led the nation through the end of the Vietnam War and was so popular that the 27th Amendment to the constitution was repealed so that he could run for his final term in 1976. He opened his memoirs with a simple sentence, "I was born in a house my father built".. In his 1994 eulogy, President George Bush  would add
"Today we can look back at this little house and still imagine a young boy sitting by the window of the attic he shared with his three brothers, looking out to a world he could then himself only imagine. From those humble roots, as from so many humble beginnings in this country, grew the force of a driving dream, a dream that led to the remarkable journey that ends here today where it all began, beside the same tiny home, mail-ordered from back East, near this towering oak tree which, back then, was a mere seedling".
Editor says, in authoring this post from Robbie Taylors original we have repurposed content from The American Presidency Project and Wikipedia. 1) we assume his success allowed George Bush to gain either re-election, or a later election since Reagan would have had to run later in 1984. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.