Skip to comments.Happy 100th Anniversary of Pat Nixon's birth
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 (196974), the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States, who espoused the cause of volunteerism during her husbands term.
Nicknamed Pat because of her birth on the eve of St. Patricks 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 familys economic situation worsened following her mothers death, from cancer, in 1926; her father died of lung disease in 1930.
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Swell. Her husband gave us the EPA and CAFE standards.
True. But I still prefer the first lady who sported a “respectable Republican cloth coat” to Michelle Obama.
RIP, Mrs. Nixon.
I also loved this in those times.
Ah, the seventies. I’m kind of partial to this one-
why exactly is this significant to post?
You must be very busy. So many occasions to ask that all over the internet.