Recalling Richard Nixon On Anniversary Of His Funeral

Longtime readers are well aware of my deep interest in the life and times of Richard Nixon.

President Nixon’s state funeral was held on this day in 1994 at the Nixon Library.   The photo below shows the enormity of the event. 


The funeral was attended by 4,000 individuals, including all five living U.S. Presidents and their First Ladies, a congressional delegation of over 100 members, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and foreign diplomatic corps of over 200.

President Nixon was eulogized by President Bill Clinton, Governor Pete Wilson, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. 

The funeral was officiated by the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, a longtime friend of the Nixon family.