Richard Nixon & Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon and Richard Nixon
1938 - 1993

Pat Nixon and Richard Nixon  


Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon were married for 53 years before Pat Nixon died, leaving behind her partner and 2 children.

They had 2 children, Tricia (74) and Julie (72).


American Head of State Richard Nixon was born Richard Milhous Nixon on 9th January, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California and passed away on 22nd Apr 1994 New York City aged 81. He is most remembered for President of the United States. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

American Personality Pat Nixon was born Thelma Catherine Ryan on 16th March, 1912 in Nevada, US and passed away on 22nd Jun 1993 aged 81. She is most remembered for Former First Lady. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1939 - 21st Jun 1940 1 year, 5 months
Married21st Jun 1940 - 22nd Jun 1993 53 years
Total Jan 1938 - 22nd Jun 1993 55 years, 6 months

(21 June 1940 - 22 June 1993) (her death) (2 children)
Patricia "Tricia" Nixon Cox (born February 21, 1946)
Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948)
Pat was working as an actress at an amateur playhouse in Whittier, California, when she met her future husband, Richard M. Nixon, who was also auditioning as an actor.
While in Whittier, Pat Ryan met a young lawyer fresh out of Duke University law school, Richard Milhous Nixon. The two became acquainted at a Little Theater group when they were cast together in The Dark Tower. Known as Dick, he asked Pat Ryan to marry him the first night they went out. "I thought he was nuts or something!" she recalled. He courted the redhead he called his "wild Irish Gypsy" for two years, even driving her to and from her dates with other men. Eventually they married at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California on June 21, 1940. She said that she had been attracted to the young Nixon because he "was going places, he was vital and ambitious ... he was always doing things". Later, referring to Richard Nixon, she said, "Oh but you just don’t realize how much fun he is! He’s just so much fun!" While Richard Nixon served in the Navy during World War II, Pat worked as a government economist living in San Francisco.
Pat campaigned at her husband's side in 1946 when he entered politics, running successfully for a seat in the United States House of Representatives. That same year, she gave birth to a daughter and namesake, Patricia, known as Tricia. In 1948, Pat had her second and last child, Julie. When asked about her husband's career, Pat once stated, "The only thing I could do was help him, but [politics] was not a life I would have chosen." Pat participated in the campaign by doing research on his opponent, incumbent Jerry Voorhis. She also wrote and distributed campaign literature. Nixon was elected in his first campaign to represent California's 12th congressional district. During the next six years, Pat saw her husband move from the U.S. House of Representatives to the United States Senate, and then be nominated as Dwight D. Eisenhower's vice presidential candidate.
Although Pat Nixon was a Methodist, she and her husband attended whichever Protestant Church was nearest to their home, especially after moving to Washington. They attended the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church because it sponsored her daughters' Brownie troop, occasional Baptist services with the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, and Norman Vincent Peale's Marble Collegiate Church.

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Relationship Timeline

June, 1993 - Breakup

5th July, 1948 - Child

21st February, 1946 - Child

21st June, 1940 - Marriage

January, 1938 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Richard Nixon
Pat Nixon
Richard Nixon
Pat Nixon
Age (at start of relationship)
Head of State
Hair Color
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Light


TriciaFemale21st February, 194674 years old
JulieFemale5th July, 194872 years old



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