Today in American History…Pat Nixon was born in 1912

Today in American history…former First Lady Pat Nixon was born on March 16, 1912 in Ely, Nevada. Her birth name was Thelma Catherine Ryan. Since she was born on the eve of Saint Patrick’s Day her father, who was very proud of his Irish heritage, gave her the nickname of “Pat” which is what she would always be known as.

Photo Credit: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Musem

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