Hannah Milhous Nixon

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Hannah Milhous Nixon
Born Hannah Milhous
(1885-03-07)March 7, 1885
near Butlerville, Indiana, U.S.
Died September 30, 1967(1967-09-30) (aged 82)
Religion Quaker
Spouse(s) Francis A. Nixon (m. 1908-56, his death)
Children Harold Nixon
Richard Nixon
Francis Donald Nixon
Arthur Burdg Nixon
Edward Calvert Nixon
Parent(s) Almira Park Burdg Milhous
Franklin Milhous
Relatives Pat Nixon (daughter-in-law)
Tricia Nixon Cox (granddaughter)
Julie Nixon Eisenhower (granddaughter)
David Eisenhower (grandson-in-law)
Jennie Eisenhower (great-granddaughter)

Hannah Milhous Nixon (March 7, 1885 – September 30, 1967) was the mother of President Richard Nixon.

Richard Nixon described his mother as "a Quaker saint."[1] She is acknowledged to have exerted a tremendous effect on her son's outlook throughout his life.[2] On the day Nixon left office, he publicly lauded his mother's influence, calling her a "saint," but surmised that no one would ever write a book about her.

Early life[edit]

She was born near Butlerville, Indiana, the daughter of Almira Park (née Burdg), who was from Columbiana County, Ohio, and Franklin Milhous, a native of Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio.[3]


She was married to Francis A. Nixon and had five sons:[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Mary Steenburgen portrayed Hannah Nixon in the 1995 Oliver Stone film Nixon.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
Rebekah Baines
Mother of the President of the United States

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974
Succeeded by
Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford