Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. He previously served as the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, having risen to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. He became the only president to resign from the office, following the Watergate scandal.
- Nixon and his family visited Disneyland on August 11, 1955. In addition to partaking of the attractions, he was given the key to Disneyland.
- As Vice President, Nixon and his family helped dedicate the Disneyland Monorail System as part of Disneyland's 1959 expansion, and appear in the television special Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 and featurette Gala Day at Disneyland.
- On March 25, 1969, Nixon presented Lillian Disney with the Walt Disney Commemorative Medal, minted in honor of Walt Disney.
- On November 17, 1973, the Comtemporary Resort was the site of what would become one of the most famous press conference statements in modern American politics, where Nixon declared "I'm not a crook." He, whose job approval rating had been declining steadily for over a year due to the on-going Watergate scandal, made the statement during an appearance at the Associated Press Managing Editors Association annual convention, at which he held a live one-hour televised press conference. Following an earlier question on his taxes, he addressed claims that he profited from his public service, stating "I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life I have never obstructed justice ...people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." Less than one year later, facing almost certain impeachment and removal from office, he announced his resignation on August 8, 1974, which became effective the following day.
- Nixon's daughters: Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, who were at the opening of the Disneyland monorail with their father, wrote the foreword for the 2020 book The Disney Monorail.
- An animatronic version of Nixon, as well as the other U.S. presidents, is part of the Hall of Presidents.
- In The Million Dollar Duck, Rutledge of the Treasury Department receives a call from President Nixon ordering him, "Get that duck. Do you understand? Get that duck!"
- Nixon was the subject of the 1995 film Nixon, played by Anthony Hopkins.
- A wax figure of Nixon appears in the 2012 Gravity Falls episode "Headhunters."
- "Attention Mouseketeers!". Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (October 23, 2020).
- Rath, Arun (November 17, 2013). "'I Am Not A Crook': How A Phrase Got A Life Of Its Own". NPR.
- "Nixon, Watergate and Walt Disney World? There is a connection" (October 31, 2016).
- Rishe, Eugene (November 18, 1973). "President Nixon: 'I am not a crook'", UPI.
- "Nixon Tells Editors, 'I'm Not a Crook", Washington Post (November 18, 1973).
- "Question-and-Answer Session at the Annual Convention of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, Orlando, Florida | The American Presidency Project". www.presidency.ucsb.edu. “I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got.”
- Apple, Jr., R.W. (November 17, 1973). "Nixon Declares He Didn't Profit From Public Life". New York Times.
- Klein, Christopher (August 30, 2018). "The Last Hours of the Nixon Presidency". history.com. A&E Television Networks.
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