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Richard M. Nixon Issue

The Postal Service honored Richard Nixon with the issuance of a 32-cent commemorative stamp on April 26, 1995, in Yorba Linda, California. Yorba Linda is Nixon's birthplace and site of the Nixon Presidential Library.

Richard Milhous Nixon, the thirty-seventh president of the United States, was born January 9, 1913. Nixon began his six decades (1940s through the 1990s) of public life as a California congressman. He was Dwight D. Eisenhower's vice president for two terms and was defeated in 1960 by John F. Kennedy for the presidential election.

In 1968, Nixon won the presidency and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1972. As president, he was instrumental in ending US involvement in the Vietnam War and establishing US relations with communist China. Nixon resigned form his presidential position on August 9, 1974.

During the late 1980s, Nixon emerged as an elder statesman and foreign policy expert. Nixon died on April 22, 1994, at age 81.

Designed by Daniel Schwarz, the stamps were printed in combination offset-intaglio process by the Banknote Corporation of America and issued in panes of fifty.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March, 30, 1995).


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