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Nixon Legacy Forum: The Greatest Comeback: Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election
  • Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

President Dwight Eisenhower’s Vice President, Richard Nixon, lost the 1960 Presidential election to John Kennedy and then the California Governorship to Edmund “Pat” Brown in 1962.  At a dramatic post-election press conference, he announced his complete withdrawal from politics, but he couldn’t stay away. He campaigned tirelessly for the 1964 GOP nominee, Barry Goldwater, as well as for dozens of Republican candidates in the 1966 mid-term elections.  His subsequent winning of the Republican nomination in the 1968 is the stuff of legends. This Nixon Legacy Panel will re-tell the story of Richard Nixon’s comeback and his historic 1968 election victory. Panelists will include Pat Buchanan, Dwight Chapin, Annelise Anderson, and Ken Khachigian.

Presented in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.