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Pat Nixon (1912-1993)

Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon were both immensely popular with voters in the 1950s.
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"Buckle Down with Nixon"
Richard M. Nixon campaign song
©Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Pat Nixon, Inaugural Gown
1969

First Lady 1969 to 1974
To the inaugural ball of 1969, Thelma Catherine Nixon wore this mimosa silk satin gown with matching embroidered collar and cummerbund. Over the gown she wore a gold and silver embroidered jacket, encrusted with Austrian crystals. "Pat," as she was known, is remembered as a gracious hostess during her years in the White House.

Notes
Designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin, New York, NY
Gift of Pat Nixon, 1969
Patricia Ryan Nixon, born March 16, 1912, Ely, NV; died June 22, 1993, Park Ridge, NJ

Learn more!
· Thelma Catherine (Patricia) Ryan Nixon (1912-1993)
· Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)
· Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon--Women of the 1950s
· Women and Politics in the 1950s
· "Buckle Down with Nixon," Richard M. Nixon campaign song

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