Presidential Pathways: Richard Nixon Birthplace

On family ranchland in Yorba Linda, Calif., Francis and Hannah Nixon welcomed their second son, Richard Milhous Nixon, on Jan. 9, 1913.  Richard was born in the bedroom of the Craftsman-style bungalow that his father assembled from a kit the previous year.  The lived in the house until 1922 when they moved to nearby Whittier, and Francis sold off portions of the land to the local school district.

In 1968, the Yorba Linda School District deeded the house and surrounding property to the non-profit library organization Richard established after winning the presidency.  The house was preserved and incorporated into the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, which opened in 1990.

State of California historical landmark plaque.


House where Richard Nixon was born.


Bedroom where Richard Nixon was born.


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