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Happy 100th Anniversary of Pat Nixon's birth
Encyclopędia Britannica ^ | Betty Boyd Caroli

Posted on 03/16/2012 8:47:38 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Pat Nixon, née Thelma Catherine Ryan, byname Pat or Patricia (born March 16, 1912, Ely, Nevada, U.S.—died June 22, 1993, Park Ridge, New Jersey), American first lady (1969–74), the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States, who espoused the cause of volunteerism during her husband’s term.

Nicknamed “Pat” because of her birth on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Thelma Catherine Ryan was the daughter of William Ryan, a miner and farmer, and Katarina Halberstadt Bender Ryan, a German-born widow and mother of two boys. Soon after Pat was born the family moved to Artesia, California, where William attempted to eke out a living at truck farming. The family’s economic situation worsened following her mother’s death, from cancer, in 1926; her father died of lung disease in 1930.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: centennial; nixon; patnixon; ryan
Thelma Catherine Ryan who later became Pat Nixon was born 100 years ago today.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 8:47:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Swell. Her husband gave us the EPA and CAFE standards.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:10:15 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

True. But I still prefer the first lady who sported a “respectable Republican cloth coat” to Michelle Obama.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:20:53 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

RIP, Mrs. Nixon.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ReformationFan

I also loved this in those times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM7zb5FMmLM


5 posted on 03/16/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Ah, the seventies. I’m kind of partial to this one-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXJn3elX0V8


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:50:56 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

LOL. Nice.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 10:21:34 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ReformationFan

why exactly is this significant to post?


8 posted on 03/16/2012 11:03:12 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Walkingfeather
why exactly is this significant to post?

You must be very busy. So many occasions to ask that all over the internet.

9 posted on 03/17/2012 4:11:23 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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