On this day: a President Resigns

Oliver F. Atkins' photo of Nixon leaving the White House shortly before his resignation became effective, 9th August 1974.

These images, taken by Oliver F. Atkins on the 9th of August, 1974, show US President Richard Nixon leaving the White House after resigning. The resignation came into effect shortly after.

Nixon-departOliver F. Atkins_ photo of Nixon leaving the White House on Marine One shortly before his resignation became effective, August 9, 1974.

Republican Nixon gave up the Presidency following the Watergate scandal, in which he tried to cover up his involvement in a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

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4 thoughts on “On this day: a President Resigns

  1. Sonya, I am writing a book called Wicked Women of Ohio for the History Press. One of the chapter will be devoted to Mildred Gillars. I would love to able to use the photo of her as a very young woman. Can you tell me where it came from? I would be happy to give you and your blog a mention in the book with the photo.
    Jane

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