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Edward Nixon

Edward Calvert Nixon (born May 3, 1930) is an American entrepreneur and the youngest and last surviving brother of former United States President Richard Nixon. He coauthored his memoir, The Nixons: A Family Portrait, with Karen L. Olson. The book was published in 2009.

Edward Nixon
Born Edward Calvert Nixon
(1930-05-03) May 3, 1930 (age 87)
Whittier, California, U.S.
Alma mater Duke University (B.S., 1952)
NC State College (M.S., 1954)
Occupation entrepreneur
Known for Brother of former U.S. President Richard Nixon
Parent(s) Francis A. Nixon
Hannah Milhous Nixon
Relatives Harold Nixon (brother)
Richard Nixon (brother)
Donald Nixon (brother)
Arthur Nixon (brother)
Almira Park Burdg Milhous (grandmother)
Franklin Milhous (grandfather)
Jennie Eisenhower (great-niece)
Christopher Nixon Cox (great-nephew)
David Eisenhower (nephew-in-law)
Tricia Nixon Cox (niece)
Julie Nixon Eisenhower (niece)
Edward F. Cox (nephew-in-law)
Pat Nixon (sister-in-law)

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Whittier, California, Edward is the youngest child of Francis and Hannah Nixon. In addition to his brother, Richard, Edward had three other siblings: Harold Nixon (June 1, 1909 – March 7, 1933), Donald Nixon (November 23, 1914 – June 27, 1987) and Arthur Nixon (May 26, 1918 – August 10, 1925).

Nixon graduated from Duke University with a BS in 1952 and from North Carolina State College with an MS in 1954.[1] Both degrees were in geology. He served in the United States Navy until 1962.[2]

WatergateEdit

In 1974, Nixon was the first witness for the defense in the Maurice Stans and John N. Mitchell conspiracy trial.[3] He contradicted the testimony of two of the government's chief witnesses. Later that year, the staff of the Senate Watergate committee disclosed additional information to support the charge that Charles Rebozo gave or lent part of a $100,000 "campaign contribution" to President Nixon's personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, and to Edward and Donald Nixon.[4]

Nixon World Enterprises, Inc.Edit

Nixon is currently[when?] president of Nixon World Enterprises, Inc., a service company based in Washington state.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Edward Nixon is the last surviving member of the five Nixon brothers, in the wake of brother Richard's death in 1994. He is also the longest-lived of the Nixon brothers.

Edward Nixon married Gay Lynne Nixon June 1, 1957.[6] The couple lived together, for a time, in the Seattle-area suburb of Alderwood Manor, Washington; Gay worked as a schoolteacher at Meadowdale Junior High School in Edmonds.[7] They would be married for 56 years, until Gay's death on January 20, 2014.[8]

Depictions in mediaEdit

In the 1995 Oliver Stone film Nixon, a youthful Edward Nixon is played by Mikey Stone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richard M. Nixon Panel Addresses President’s Evolving Legacy via Duke Law
  2. ^ 'The ventures of the Nixon brothers,' Chicago Tribune, Wallace Turner, April 21, 1973, section 1, pg. 9
  3. ^ Arnold, Martin (April 6, 1974). Edward Nixon Rebuts Stans Prosecution. New York Times
  4. ^ Crewdson, John M. (July 11, 1974). Report Questions Rebozo's Account on Hughes Funds. New York Times
  5. ^ Edward Nixon via Pacific Northwest Center for Global Security
  6. ^ http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140128/NEWS01/140129069
  7. ^ Wolfe, Ellen (July 28, 1974). "The mysterious life of the quiet Nixon". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. section 2, pg. 3. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ed Nixon's Wife Gay Lynne Passes on at 76". Richard Nixon Foundation. 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 

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