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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Richard Nixon Resigns

Richard Nixon, 1971

On this day, August 9, in 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in the face of impending impeachment. The 37th President of the United States served from 1969 until 1974, and was photographed by Karsh as president-elect in 1969 (as well as Senator, in 1952, and Vice President, in 1957). After his resignation, he was issued a pardon by his successor, Gerald Ford, who Karsh also photographed, in 1977. Both were also photographed with their respective wives.

See the Nixon Sittings.

See the Ford Sittings.