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Richard Nixon, Thirty-Seventh President
President Nixon tickles the ivories at the dedication of the new Grand Ole Opry.,  David Hume Kennerly, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: David Hume Kennerly, 1974
In the midst of dealing with Watergate, the Vietnam War and the oil embargo, President Nixon happily takes time out to tickle the ivories at the dedication of the new Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
audio clip"Nixon Had His Moments", David Hume Kennerly - transcript
Did you know?
Nixon wasn't the only musically-minded Oval Office occupant--President Truman also played the piano, and President Clinton was known for his saxophone skills.
 
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