October 16, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Pat Nixon.

Pat wrote her own epitaph: "I just want to be remembered as the wife of a president."

Even though she hated politics, Pat worked hard for all of her husband's campaigns. She was loyal to him and supported him in all his ambitions...and during his troubles.

Pat was a big believer in volunteerism, and encouraged women who didn't have time to work to spend their free hours helping others. She always made a point of touring hospitals, schools, and orphanages when she traveled abroad. She met with women's groups to shed light on women's progress and plight throughout the world.

A lot of what Pat was able to accomplish was due to being "the wife of a president"...and she made the most of being First Lady.

Posted by Jennifer at October 16, 2003 11:20 AM


Don't mind me at all

Posted by: Daniel at October 16, 2003 02:15 PM