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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Richard Nixon, Thirty-Seventh President
Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew wave to their supporters,  Wally McNamee, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Wally McNamee, 1968
After being named the Republican nominees for president and vice president, Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew wave to their supporters at the Republican Convention in Miami Beach. In a volatile year for Americans, Nixon chose the former governor of Maryland as his running mate and handily won his party's nomination.
Did you know?
Spiro Agnew has the dubious distinction of being the first vice president to resign. Under investigation by the Justice Department on allegations of widespread political corruption, Agnew's resignation came the same day he pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of tax evasion.
 
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Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew wave to their supportersPresidential nominee Richard Nixon and Jackie GleasonRepublican presidential candidate Richard Nixon gives his trademark salute
President Nixon waves to an enthusiastic crowdNixon visits a memorial for East GermansPresident Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko
President Nixon delivers remarks at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Republican CenterPresident Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon and Henry Kissinger dine with Chinese Premier Zhou EnlaiPresident Nixon enjoys a light moment during the Watergate crisis
President Nixon speaks at a convention in Washington, D.C.President Nixon tickles the ivories at the dedication of the new Grand Ole Opry.President Nixon and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
An emotional President Nixon bids a final farewell to his White House staff.President Nixon gives a final wave from the steps of the presidential helicopter.Presidents Reagan, Nixon, Bush and Ford at the dedication of the Richard Nixon Library

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