THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: Something More Substantial


"Something More Substantial"

Just two hours before his second inauguration, Vice President Richard Nixon met with a handful of newsmen in the sitting room of his white brick home in Washington's Spring Valley. He began with relaxed small talk: he had been able to sleep until 8 a.m. because his daughters did not have to go to school (Inauguration Day is a holiday in Washington); the girls, Patricia, 10, and Julie, 8, were now old enough to look in briefly on that night's inaugural ball; the Nixons' baby sitter had complained...

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