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Press Release
March 21, 2012

National Archives Hosts Program on Former First Lady Pat Nixon April 5

First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill

Washington, DC…On Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 PM, the National Archives will host a panel discussion First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. This program is presented in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.

Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential years; Col. Jack Brennan, President Nixon’s Marine Corps military aide who accompanied Mrs. Nixon to China in 1972; and the Hon. Bill Codus, the State Department’s Assistant Chief of Protocol for Visits, who planned most of Mrs. Nixon’s foreign trips. Bob Bostock, who worked with President Nixon from 1989–1994, will also participate.

The National Archives is fully accessible and Assisted Listening Devices are available in the McGowan Theater upon request. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5333, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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