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Richard Nixon, Thirty-Seventh President
President Nixon enjoys a light moment during the Watergate crisis,  David Hume Kennerly, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: David Hume Kennerly, 1973
Despite the mounting Watergate crisis and the resignation of Spiro Agnew, an animated President Nixon enjoys a light moment at a White House East Room ceremony.
Did you know?
The East Room of the White House was designed to be the "Public Audience Room." The scene of many historic events, it's traditionally used for dances, concerts, weddings, press conferences and bill-signing ceremonies. The body of President Kennedy lay in state there following his assassination in 1963.
 
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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
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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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