Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hannah Nixon

Hannah Nixon – the mother of Richard Nixon. Being the mother of one of history's most reviled American presidents can't be the most wonderful claim to fame, but nonetheless she was apparently very much an influence on the outlook of her son, who described her as 'a Quaker saint'. Born in Indiana in 1885, she carried the maiden name of Milhous, subsequently the middle name of Richard, the second of five children she bore to her husband Francis Nixon. In the Oliver Stone movie Nixon, she was played by Mary Steenburger.

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