Park Ridge, New Jersey (JFK+50) Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, died on April 22, 1994 of complications of a stroke he suffered four days earlier. Mr. Nixon was stricken at his home here in Park Ridge.
President Nixon died at 9:08 p.m. with daughters Tricia and Julie by his side. His wife, Patricia Ryan Nixon, preceded him in death. Nixon served two terms as Vice-President under Dwight D. Eisenhower but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy in the presidential election of 1960.
Two years later, Mr. Nixon lost a bid to be governor of California. An obviously bitter candidate told reporters in his press conference..."You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
Despite those words, Richard Nixon made a comeback in 1968 and defeated Vice-President Hubert Humphrey to become the 37th President. Nixon's first term, 1969-1973, was marked by notable foreign policy achievements including a ground-breaking visit to Communist China.
Elected to a 2nd term in 1972, President Nixon was mired in the "Watergate" scandal which culminated in his resignation in 1974. The 37th POTUS is buried at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.