Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Edward P Crapol
Richard M. Nixon served as Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961. During this time, he worked to portray himself to the public as an international affairs expert and integral advisor within the Administration. Drawing on experiences as a Congressman and his close relationship with John Foster Dulles, Nixon made every effort to gain a meaningful advisory and decision-making role. His actual success was limited. The Vice President was motivated by his love of international affairs, desire for respect and vision of his position as a possible jump off point to the presidency in 1960. This last goal proved his most enduring accomplishment. Nixon improved public awareness of the vice presidency and added political overtones to the office that previously had not been evident.
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Goldberg, Benjamin Joel, "The vice presidency of Richard M Nixon: One man's quest for national respect, an international reputation, and the presidency" (1998). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623928.