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Quaker Politicians in California
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Walter Friar Dexter (1886-1945) — also known as Walter F. Dexter — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 21, 1886. Republican. President, Whittier College, 1923-34; secretary to Gov. Frank F. Merriam; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932; California superintendent of public instruction, 1937-45; appointed 1937; died in office 1945. Quaker. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Lions. Died October 21, 1945 (age 58 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Dexter and Margaret (Bell) Dexter; married, August 25, 1910, to Ethel Lenore Smith.
Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) — also known as Herbert Hoover; "The Great Engineer"; "The Grand Old Man" — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 10, 1874. Republican. Mining engineer; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1921-28; President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1940, 1952, 1960. Quaker. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame, Leadville, Colorado. Died, of intestinal cancer, in his suite at the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1964 (age 90 years, 71 days). Interment at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880) and Hulda Randall (Minthorn) Hoover (1848-1883); married, February 10, 1899, to Lou Henry (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969); distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  Cross-reference: Horace A. Mann — Walter H. Newton — Christian A. Herter — Lewis L. Strauss — Clarence C. Stetson
  Hoover Dam (built 1931-36 as Boulder Dam; renamed 1947), on the Colorado River between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview, West Virginia, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Hoover: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  Books about Herbert Hoover: Martin L. Fausold, The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover — Joan Hoff Wilson, Herbert Hoover : Forgotten Progressive — George H. Nash, Life of Herbert Hoover : The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 — George H. Nash, The Life of Herbert Hoover : Masters of Emergencies, 1917-1918 — William E. Leuchtenburg, Herbert Hoover: The 31st President, 1929-1933 — Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933 — Kendrick A. Clements, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928 — David Holford, Herbert Hoover (for young readers)
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1965)
  Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) — also known as Richard M. Nixon; "Tricky Dick"; "Searchlight" — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., January 9, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1947-50; U.S. Senator from California, 1950-53; appointed 1950; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; President of the United States, 1969-74; defeated, 1960; candidate for Governor of California, 1962; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964. Quaker. Member, American Legion. Discredited by the Watergate scandal, as many of his subordinates were charged with crimes; in July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted three articles of impeachment against him, over obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress; soon after, a tape recording emerged which directly implicated him in the Watergate break-in; with impeachment certain, he resigned; pardoned in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford. Died, from a stroke, at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1994 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Anthony 'Frank' Nixon (1878-1956) and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon (1885-1967); married, June 21, 1940, to Thelma Catherine Ryan; father of Julie Nixon (daughter-in-law of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower; granddaughter-in-law of Dwight David Eisenhower); second cousin of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — John H. Holdridge — Clark MacGregor — Harry L. Sears — Harry S. Dent — Christian A. Herter, Jr. — John N. Mitchell — G. Bradford Cook — Raymond Moley — Patrick J. Buchanan — Nils A. Boe — Murray M. Chotiner — Richard Blumenthal — G. Gordon Liddy — Robert D. Sack — Edward G. Latch — William O. Mills
  Campaign slogan (1968): "Nixon's the One!"
  Epitaph: "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Richard M. Nixon: RN : The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978) — Beyond Peace (1994) — 1999: Victory Without War (1988) — Leaders (1982) — Memoirs — Six Crises (1962) — The Challenges We Face (1960) — In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal (1990) — No More Vietnams (1985) — The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon (1974) — Real Peace (1984) — The Real War (1980) — Seize The Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)
  Books about Richard M. Nixon: Melvin Small, The Presidency of Richard Nixon — Joan Hoff, Nixon Reconsidered — Jonathan Aitken, Nixon : A Life — Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes : The Crisis of the Self-Made Man — Thomas Monsell, Nixon on Stage and Screen : The Thirty-Seventh President As Depicted in Films, Television, Plays and Opera — Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon : Education of a Politician, 1913-1962 — Richard Reeves, President Nixon: Alone in the White House — Roger Morris, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician — Robert Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Critical books about Richard M. Nixon: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Don Fulsom, Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
  Friend William Richardson (1865-1943) — also known as Friend W. Richardson; William Richardson — of California. Born in Michigan, December 1, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; California state treasurer, 1915-23; Governor of California, 1923-27. Quaker. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Rotary; Kiwanis; Moose. Died, of a heart ailment, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William Richardson and Rhoda (Dye) Richardson; married to Augusta Felder.
  Cross-reference: Fletcher Bowron
  See also Wikipedia article
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