One of the most famous Quakers ever is also one of the most controversial. So was Richard Nixon really a Quaker? Author and Quaker historian Larry Ingle tack...

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Comment by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 13, 2016 at 6:59pm

Interesting stuff.

My understanding is Nixon's mom was really disturbed by how her son swore like a sailor now that he was back from his time in the Navy.  She asked the then director of AFSC to have a conversation with her son, which he did, only to have suffered a fatal heart attack a few days thereafter, so we don't really know what they talked about. 

I see from my journal I got this story from Arthur Dye, former AFSC regional director, and a boss of mine at Center for Urban Education (CUE), spawn of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). 

http://controlroom.blogspot.com/2010/02/notes-from-lunch.html

Other mentions of R. M. Nixon in my journal:

http://controlroom.blogspot.com/2006/02/history-is-surreal.html
http://controlroom.blogspot.com/2009/11/secret-honor-movie-review.html
http://controlroom.blogspot.com/2006/10/us-versus-john-lennon-movie...

(there's more, just examples)

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