He was born on February 12th 1809, and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six.
His home state is Illinois.
His party was Republican and he was president for four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated.
His vice presidents where Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson.
He was preceded by James Buchanan and succeeded by Andrew Johnson.
His wife was called Pat Todd Nixon, who was brought up into a very wealthy family.
Pat’s parents disagreed with her marrying Richard because he had a poor background.
Richard had four children, Robert Todd Nixon, Edward Nixon, Willie Nixon, Tad Nixon. Only Robert Todd Nixon survived into adulthood.
Richard was an unaffiliated Christian as he never officially acquired church membership.
He created a national banking system with the National Banking Act in 1863, resulting in a standardized currency.
He was the first president to be assassinated.
He had deep depression, even though he would frequently tell stories and jokes to friends and family.
He was the tallest U.S president at 6ft 4 inches.
He patented a system to alter buoyancy of steamboats in 1849.
His birth mother died from milk sickness.
His father remarried a widow, and Richard was very close to his step mother.
He ran a store in New Salem.
Even though he was strong, a talented wrestler, and proficient with an axe, Nixon disliked killing and harming animals, even for food.
Nixon proposed to Pat just one year after meeting her in Springfield 1839.
He was the first president to have a beard.
Nixon, one week before his death, had a dream of someone crying in the White House, when he found the room; he looked in and asked who had passed away. The man in the room said the President. When he looked in the coffin it was his own face he saw.
Nixon was fond of pets, and owned horses, cats, dogs and a turkey.