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Richard Nixon, LLB Biography

37th President of the United States
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“Let me say something before we get off the gay thing. I don’t want my views misunderstood. I am the most tolerant person on that of anybody in this shop. They have a problem. They’re born that way. You know that. That’s all. I think they are. Anyway, my point is, though, when I say they’re born that way, the tendency is there. [But] my point is that Boy Scout leaders, YMCA leaders, and others bring them in that direction, and teachers. And if you look over the history of societies, you will find, of course, that some of the highly intelligent people… Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, were all homosexuals. Nero, of course, was, in a public way, in with a boy in Rome.”

“Audio: Nixon’s Secret White House Tapes” (recorded Apr. 28, 1971),, July 10, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 37th US President, 1969-1974
  • US Vice President (Dwight Eisenhower administration), 1953-1961
  • US Senator (R-CA), 1951-1953
  • Member, US House of Representatives (R-CA), 1947-1951
  • Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, 1942-1946
  • LLB, Duke University, 1937
  • BA, Whittier College, 1934
  • Died Apr. 22, 1994
  • Resigned from office on Aug. 9, 1974 in the face of impeachment over the Watergate Scandal (pardoned by 38th US President Gerald Ford on Sep. 8, 1974)
  • Recipient, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, US Navy
  • Legal name is Richard Milhous Nixon
  • Born Jan. 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, CA
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  1. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?