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The first and only President of the United States of America to resign the Presidency was the 37th President, Richard Milhous Nixon. When he was sworn in for his first term of office in 1969, President Nixon was 56 years old. He was the second of the three Presidents the United States has had from the state of California, all of whom were members of the Republican party. President Nixon won reelection by landslide in 1972 and gave his famous "silent majority" speech during his second inauguration in 1973. President Richard Milhous Nixon resigned the Presidency in 1974 in order to avoid inevitable impeachment.

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President Richard M. Nixon resigned from the Presidency on August 9, 1974 ; see related link .

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Can you quit being President of the United States?

Yes, you can resign from being President.

If your president and vice president resigned would would be your next president?

Next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. However, in actual practice if some scandal made both president and Veep want to resign, the Veep would resign first and a new veep would be appointed. Then the president would quit and the new Veep would become president. The only likely way the House Speaker would become president would be for the President and vice-president to both die suddenly at the same time or nearly the same time.

George Washington quit school in what grade?

He was privately tutored, so never quit school

Who was the bull moose party found by?

Theodore Roosevelt. When he failed to wrest the Republican presidential nomination away from Taft, Roosevelt and his supporters quit the Republican party and started their own party, so Roosevelt could run for president anyway.

How do you decide whether to quit something like a club or not?

I am dealing with the same problem- I don't know if i should quit a club i have been involved in- deeply involved in- for the past six years. My best friend in it quit, and i have reached a set of questions debating if i should do the same. 1. How will your decision affect your daily life and emotions? 2. How will your decision affect others? This is a big question- when my friend quit, i cried for three days because i couldn't imagine doing this without her. 3. Why do you want to quit? 4. Are you thinking of rejoining again later? It is sometimes difficult to rejoin something. 5. What are the aspects of the club that you like? Dislike? If one outweighs the other, make sure to consider it in your choice, but don't depend only on that. I hope this helps you. For me, i still have no idea what to do.

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What us presidents quit being president?

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States (1969-1974) and was the only president to resign (quit) the office.

Who was the only US president of the 20th century to quit before his term of office was finished?

Richard Nixon. He resigned because of the Watergate Scandal.

Has a president ever quit school?

Yes, Barrack Obama has been suspended

Why did Thomas Jefferson quit as vice president?

Thomas Jefferson left the office of Vice President to take the office of President. So he was more stepping up than stepping down.

Which president quit or resigned?

Richard Nixon was the only US President to resign his office. John C. Calhoun and Spiro T. Agnew were the two vice-presidents who resigned. Calhoun resigned in order to run the for Senate and because he disagreed strongly with President Jackson. Agnew resigned in disgrace from his past activities as governor of Maryland.

Will Steve Carell ever be back on The Office?

he quit for his family their is a 50%/50% chance he will surprisingly be on it one more time. He said this on the Ellen Degeneres show.

What can cause loss hearing?

Working in a quit office

How much does a retired president get after they quit?


Did the president stop smoking?

It's said that the Mr President has quit smoking.

Did Maurice Cheeks ever quit shcool?


Which president had no cabinet members quit or were fired?


Does President Obama smoke tobacco?

Yes, after many unsuccessful attempts. In February 2011, he asserted that he had finally been able to quit. He says he has not had a cigarette since then; his wife Michelle has also said that as far as she knows, he continues not to smoke. There is no reason to doubt the president on this issue, since reporters would certainly mention it if they saw he had begun smoking again.