THE EX-PRESIDENT: The End of a Painful Transition

There will be a small farewell party at San Clemente this week, probably a mixture of tears and forced gaiety. The six-month period of federally subsidized transition is ending for former President Richard Nixon on Feb. 9, and with it a fleet of Government cars, caretakers, telephone operators, and the salaries for much of his staff. He will now have to get along on his $60,000 annual pension, plus $200,000 a year to operate an office, and whatever he can earn by writing about his unique career in politics. Nixon has received...

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